Flu outbreak: Teens blamed for Qld's worst season in years

UNVACCINATED children are being blamed for fuelling the state's worst flu season in years, with nearly 3000 diagnosed cases in children aged 10 to 19.

Parents have been urged to immunise their little "super spreaders" for their own good and the health of others with new data also showing 1600 cases in children aged five to nine as of last week.

Queensland Health data released yesterday showed more than 4000 people were diagnosed with the flu last week, on top of the 3624 notifications reported the week before.

This puts the state on track for its worst flu season in at least five years, recording a total of 19,216 flu notifications this year and 2145 public hospitals admissions.

More at The Courier-Mail

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