Most people recover from flu in under a week but for some it will kill and this year is shaping up to be bad. Ian Barr explains how to protect yourself
Three times as many Australians have been diagnosed with influenza in the first three months of 2019, compared to previous years. Public health experts are urging people to protect themselves with vaccinations.
You might have already contracted the dreaded lurgy this winter, but for Australia, the data shows that the flu season is just getting started.
With just weeks before the flu season officially starts, and when it comes to pandemics, the 1918 Spanish influenza taught us prevention is most definitely better than a cure. That's where the CSIRO comes in, writes Rob Grenfell.
An extra 800,000 doses of the flu vaccine will be manufactured as significant demand means doctors are turning some patients away to preserve remaining doses for the most vulnerable.
The Federal Government is ordering aged-care homes to offer staff a flu vaccination this year after last year's deadly influenza season saw about 1,000 people aged over 65 die of influenza-related complications.
The dreaded lurgy season is just around the corner and with it, any number of myths and half-truths. We put some of these to bed.
The two new free flu vaccines will improve protection for the over-65s but neither is perfect, writes Allen Cheng.
Britain is experiencing the same horror strain of flu that hit Australia last winter, but experts insist we are not to blame for its spread.
A better vaccine could have reduced flu rates this year — but not the high-dose vaccine doctors were touting at the start of the week.