Take steps to avoid in­fluenza

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

EVEN as a par­tic­u­larly ram­pant in­fluenza sea­son ap­pears to have peaked, Queens­land Health is urg­ing peo­ple to take ac­tive steps to re­duce the risk of com­ing down with the flu.

At the end of Au­gust, there were 29,996 cases of in­fluenza re­ported across the state for the year so far, al­ready sur­pass­ing fig­ures from the pre­vi­ous two years.

Fam­ily Health Clinic gen­eral prac­ti­tioner Dr Mo­hammed Sul­tan said he had seen an in­creased num­ber of pa­tients with in­fluenza this year.

Dr Sul­tan said it was never too late to get vac­ci­nated and if you did get sick, it was im­por­tant to take pre­ven­ta­tive mea­sures in or­der to re­duce the spread of the virus.

BUSY: Dr Mo­hammed Sul­tan of the Fam­ily Health Clinic.

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