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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Australia : Swine flu cases rising in Australia

An article from Brisbane Times :

" It has arrived much later this winter, but experts say the swine flu is now on Australia's doorstep.

Transmission of the a(H1N1) virus has been elevated in New Zealand for several weeks, The Influenza Specialist Group (ISG) reports, and a jump in new infections was also now emerging in Australia.

"The timing of the flu season can vary somewhat each year," said ISG chairman Dr Alan Hampson.

"Current data now show that infections are on the increase in Australia and influenza is now at significant levels in New Zealand, which usually shortly precedes Australia.

"To us this means that outbreaks are imminent."

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