Aussie flu LATEST: Almost 600 hospitalised in seven days – deadly infection spread goes on

Thursday, January 18, 2018
By Paul Martin

AUSSIE flu has continued to spread across the UK, latest Public Health England numbers have revealed. Almost 600 people were hospitalised for flu last week, with 17 confirmed flu-related deaths.

Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Almost 200 people were admitted into intensive care during the second week of January, latest Public Health England (PHE) figures have revealed.

The Aussie flu H3N2 virus was responsible for 20 of those patients.

In total, 598 people were hospitalised with flu during the second week of January.

Almost 50 of the hospital patients were infected with Aussie flu.

Since the beginning of the winter flu season, 485 people have been admitted to hospital after Aussie flu infection, according to PHE’s Weekly National Influenza Report.

Seventeen people died from flu during the seven days to January 14.

A total of 120 people have now died from the influenza virus this winter.

The number of people visiting GPs over flu-related illnesses increase 42 per cent during the week, the figures revealed.

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