Tuesday, 9 January 2018

What is 'Aussie' flu and should we be worried?

What is 'Aussie' flu and should we be worried?

The NHS is preparing itself for a bad flu season.

One of the strains circulating this year - H3N2 - has been dubbed Aussie flu because it is the same strain that recently caused big problems for Australia.

Australia's 2017 flu season was the worst the country had experienced in nearly a decade.

Experts are waiting to see if similar will happen in the UK, after a recent rise in cases. BBC News

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