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Views are divided on what causes flu: 58% attribute it to cold weather and 42% to infection. Gilani Poll/Gallup Pakistan

Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan Views are divided on what causes flu; 58% attribute it to cold weather and 42% to infection.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “In your opinion why does flu or fever happen?” Responding to this 58% believe flu and fever usually happen because of cold, 23% believe due to some infection, 19% believe that flu and fever happens particularly due to throat infection, 2% believe due to over exposure to extreme weather whereas 2% believe that it happens due to the upset stomach. However 1% did not give a view.

(Note: This was a multiple response question so the percentage sum may exceed 100.)

Question: “In your opinion why does flu or fever happen?”

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Ms. Fatima Idrees
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