Worst Flu Outbreak in Australia

Worst Flu Outbreak in AustraliaWorst Flu Outbreak in Australia

Australia is in the grip of the worst flu outbreak on record and experts are urging people to have a flu vaccine now to prevent further spread of the disease. More than 70,000 cases of flu have been reported so far this year including a record breaking 30,000 cases last month, reported.

The previous influenza record occurred in 2015 when more than 100,000 people tested positive for the flu. Flu notifications in the state of South Australia are at a six-year high, with a total of 6203 cases so far this year compared to just 1347 cases at the same time last year. In all of 2016, there were a total of 7851 flu notifications in SA.

Flu vaccinations are available from pharmacies. It takes ten days for the flu vaccine to work properly so doctors are urging people to act now.


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