Australian flu: a worrying variant

Australian flu: a worrying variant.


The Australian flu, also known as influenza A (H3N2) or the holiday flu, is a viral respiratory disease that occurs in the southern hemisphere during the southern winter and the first quarter of the year. It is a type A form of influenza, which is one of the most common forms of influenza in the southern hemisphere. 


The Australian flu is a highly contagious disease that can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender or health status. It can cause symptoms such as headache, fever, cough, runny nose, extreme tiredness, and body aches. 

It’s important to note that this strain can be serious and can lead to complications, particularly in children, the elderly, and people with weak immune systems. People with a pre-existing medical condition, such as asthma or COPD, are also more at risk for complications. 

To prevent the Australian flu , it is advisable to get vaccinated every year. The vaccine is effective in preventing the disease and reducing the risk of complications. 


It is also vital that people with flu symptoms are isolated and given adequate care to prevent the spread of the disease. Finally, it is important that people with flu symptoms receive prompt medical evaluation for appropriate treatment. 


The numbers are very high, and ahead of the normal seasonality, moreover it is one of the most dangerous syndromes of the last 15-20 years and this portends a concrete risk of overcrowding in the emergency rooms. Patients with very high fever arrive in our studies, peaks of even 40-41 degrees. It is a syndrome of the upper respiratory tract in some cases with even lower complications, which tends to leave relicts with coughs that worry our patients.

Silvestro Scotti , president of the Federation of general practitioners (Fimmg)

Children are among the most affected, especially those under 5 years old and those between 5 and 14 years old. 




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