In­fluenza rise

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

ACROSS the State, 3242 case of in­fluenza have been de­tected since the start of the year – 300 more than the same time 12 months ago. Last year there were 5710 in­fluenza hos­pi­tal­i­sa­tions across the Wide Bay Hospi­tal and Health Ser­vice area and 678 In­ten­sive Care Unit ad­min­is­tra­tions due to the ill­ness. A Queens­land Health spokesman said it was wise to vac­ci­nate. “The num­ber of year-to-date cases of in­fluenza in 2018 is higher than pre­vi­ous years, but it is too early to tell if this flu sea­son will be worse,” he said. “Our mes­sage re­mains the same – make sure you get vac­ci­nated ev­ery year.”

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