Take steps to avoid influenza
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.