Public health warning after 'Aussie flu' claims Irish lives

Public health warning after 'Aussie flu' claims Irish lives

Professor John Oxford is one of the UK's top experts on influenza and the scientific director for Oxford Media Medicine.

"I encourage all New Yorkers over six months of age to get their influenza shot as soon as possible", Zucker said. "Half the family hit with the Australian flu virus and some even left in hospital with it", he said in the post, as widely reported in the media. It was witnessed predominantly in Australia this year, hence the name.

"I don't give specific numbers when it's less than 10 because people could be identified".

"Those of us that got the vaccine last year - last year's vaccine may have been more effective against H3N2. they still have some immunity to it possibly".

Now Public Health England have revealed there has been a sharp rise in cases triggered by a surge in two aggressive sub-types of flu. In week 51 of 2017, the overall weekly influenza-like illness GP consultation rate was 18.9 per 100,000 in England, compared to 11.4 per 100,000 the week before.

The CDC reports that the majority of children who die from the flu are not vaccinated.

The flu is worse than the common cold, and symptoms are more common and intense.

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Symptoms to look out for: fever, headache, general aches or pains, extreme exhaustion, stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat, cough or chest discomfort.

"What that number doesn't tell you is if you get the flu, it may be milder and a shorter course than it would be". But there are some who are particularly susceptible to catching it and can become very ill.

Groups at highest risk for contracting the flu include children under 5, people 65 and over, pregnant women, and those with chronic medical conditions like heart and lung disease or diabetes.

"Young children are often called "super spreaders" as their personal hygiene habits aren't as good as adults'".

UFC fighter Conor McGregor has been struck down by deadly Australian flu over the festive period. However, the virus in the government-funded vaccine is the Victoria lineage.

Deputy Kelleher explained: "Warnings about the severity of this flu virus were issued months ago, when it first surfaced in Australia, now it appears as if the strain is taking hold here".

"If you are sick, it's best to get the vaccine after you recover", said Blum, "but please don't wait until it's too late in the season". "Older people, their immune system doesn't respond as well to vaccinations of any kind", said Lockwood.

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"Flu is circulating in communities throughout north Wales and this action will help us reduce the spread of infection and keep our patients and staff safe this winter".

It's important to carry tissues around with you and use them to catch coughs or sneezes.

 Wash your hands frequently, especially after being out in the public.

"Those people who ran into severe complications didn't have the vaccine", he said.

As a result the health board are asking patients to help prevent the spread of flu and only essential visits will be allowed at the Maelor at this time.

A further 73 have been hospitalised - causing medics to urge people to get vaccinated as the flue "actively circulates" in Ireland.

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