Aussie flu surged 156 per cent in just one week

Simon Moss
January 2, 2018

Five people this season, all adults, and two aged 81 and 98, died of seasonal flu complications in Dallas County, Texas, the county's health services office said on Thursday.

The A virus, which looks like it could be the worst type, grows and mutates three times faster than B and is seen as one of the worst in history and similar to that of Spanish flu and Swine flu.

He confirmed that now less than ten people have died after contracting the flu in Ireland this winter.

The California Department of Public Health said that as of December 16, the date of its most recent report, it counted 10 deaths in its under-65 population.

The virus has killed around 10 people this year, with a further 73 hospitalised, according to the HSE's influenza report. However, the HSE has now confirmed that they have been notified of a a small number of deaths - less than 10 - directly related to flu.

The organisation has urged everyone, especially those who fall in the at-risk group, to go for flu jabs, as: "Prevention is better than cure".

"These indicators tell us that flu is actively starting to circulate in the community, yet it's not too late for people at risk to get the vaccine from their GP or Pharmacist".

"The most important thing is that if people think they've got it is to stay at home and look after themselves".

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Conor McGregor had his New Year's Eve plans ruined after being struck down with Australian Flu.

Family man: The 29-year-old wrote: 'Well that was a wild New Year's Eve. Half the family hit with the Australian flu virus and some even left in hospital with it, ' he captioned a since-deleted Instagram post.

The H3N2 subtype triggered two and a half times the normal number of cases in Australia.

One of the most intense few days I've gone thru [sic]. I'll leave that with the rest of the bad behind me in 2017 and take with me the many great experiences I've had this year!

Meanwhile, figures released by Public Health England show a sharp rise in cases, triggered by a surge in two aggressive subtypes attacking the population simultaneously.

Family first: He added: 'Big New Year's Eve party cancelled at the last minute and I am left shaking in bed the past two days.

"The UK are using the same vaccine that we used in Australia in preparation for their flu season", Mr Bartone said.

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