Fears of horror Qld flu season with numbers already on the rise

Queensland is facing another horror flu season, with the number of people being struck down by influenza already surpassing what we saw at the same time last year.

In 2017, more than 56,000 cases of influenza were diagnosed in Queensland, making it one of the state’s worst seasons on record, with 2961 cases alone between January 1 and April 1.

Statistics out today show more than 3242 people have already been laid low by the bug, making it the busiest start to a year since 2008.


That’s more than 36 people getting sick every day this year.

Health officials are urging residents to get vaccinated as soon as possible.