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“Horror Year for Flu”

July 9, 2019

Back in August 2017 the first line of my weekly blog went as follows… ‘Australians are in the midst of the worst flu outbreak on record in 2017!’ But listen to any news outlet or read any newspaper and you will know that 2019 has surpassed 2017 and is the “horror year for flu” in Australia (Sunday Age July 7,2019). The peak flu period is typically September and October, but already it has been reported that more 25,000 have caught the virus in Victoria alone (Herald Sun July 7, ....

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Worst flu season on record

August 29, 2017

Australians are in the midst of the  worst flu outbreak on record in 2017! Listen to any news outlet and you will know that we are in the grip of the worst flu season on record. A single strain of flu is usually the cause of outbreaks, but this year we have been hit with 4 strains: two types of influenza A and two types of influenza B strains. According to Dr Vicky Sheppeard, NSW Health’s Director of Communicable Diseases, ‘the high levels of flu strains circulating in the community i....

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