Experts warn Aussies are in for a ‘severe’ flu season as cases spike

There are fears this flu season could be one of the worst we’ve seen. Here’s how to protect yourself.

24/05/2022 11:39:00 AM

Health bosses are moving quickly to reign in the horror flu season with an announcement due in days to provide a free vaccine this year to every resident in the state. Youngsters are most affected so far presenting in their thousands with symptoms. 7NEWS

There are fears this flu season could be one of the worst we’ve seen. Here’s how to protect yourself.

In New South Wales alone, there were 2000 cases of the flu reported in the week ending May 7, almost doubling from the week earlier.“The symptoms of influenza include fever and chills, headache and muscle aches, fatigue and weakness, sneezing and blocked or runny nose, sore throat and cough,” Esterman said.

Symptoms of influenza include fever and chills, headache and muscle aches, fatigue and weakness, sneezing and blocked or runny nose, sore throat and cough. File image.Getty Images“And the fact that we’ve now got both of these viruses circulating really highlights the importance of laboratory-based PCR testing.

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