Page 1 About RTIs

These illnesses affect the nose, throat, ears, chest, and sinuses.

We’ll call them ‘infections’ for short.


  • Make you feel rubbish
  • Strike often, messing up a week or two of normal life each time
  • Can spread to family and friends
  • Can cause serious problems for people with other health conditions.
  • Are pointless! For young children, it is important to be exposed to infections but not for adults. Infections don’t strengthen your immune system. They just make you ill!

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