Too early to say Qld flu epidemic is over

Queensland Health say its too early to say a flu epidemic is sweeping the state.

skynews 788483The department also says it can’t confirm three people have died from flu complications in the past three weeks – including a 38-year-old woman who died in hospital today.

The Courier Mail newspaper reports the mother of four had been in the Prince Charles Hospital’s intensive care unit for more than a month before she died.

Queensland Health says there’s been a dramatic spike in flu notifications in the past 14 weeks with the most significant increase in southern and central areas.

So far this year there have been nearly nine-thousand flu notifications in Queensland with 904 hospital admissions and 96 patients placed in intensive care.

 

Source: Sky News

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