'Left shaking' Conor McGregor and family struck down with Aussie flu

Flu virus

A flu vaccine, available at pharmacies and in good supply in the United States, may not offer adequate protection against Type A, subtype H3N2, the influenza virus strain now circulating in the country, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Thursday.

Experts warned to expect the worst outbreak in 50 years back in September as the NHS urged all eligible Brits to get the free flu jab - but admitted it was too late to tweak the strains in their stockpile.

One includes the so-called "Aussie flu", a strain of influenza A which wreaked havoc on hospitals in Australia during the country's winter.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every season.

What are the symptoms of 'Aussie flu?'

The HSE has outlined how the symptoms of influenza can differ from the common cold.

"It is of the utmost importance for those that can get vaccinated, to get vaccinated".

Health care workers and carer's of those in risk groups.

However, those at greater risk such as elderly people should contact their GP for further advice. There have been 11 flu-related deaths of adults in the state this year, six of whom were over 65.


Australia - whose winter occurs during the British summer - had one of its worst outbreaks on record, with two and a half times the normal number of cases.

Older people, children, and people with underlying health conditions are at particular risk and it's feared that the number of cases here could rise dramatically over the coming weeks.

"Those people who ran into severe complications didn't have the vaccine", he said.

"You speak to people who've had the flu and know they've had the flu, been told explicity they've had the flu, they often find it hard to get out of bed, it's not an easy thing to do".

Last week 522 cases of type A and 546 cases of type B were recorded in England and Wales.

The A virus has caused some of the worst outbreaks in history, including the infamous Spanish flu in 1918 and swine flu in 2009.

Some of the Australia's A&E units had "standing-room only" after being swamped by more than 100,000 cases of the H3N2 strain.

The H3N2 subtype, which is a strain of influenza A, triggered two and a half times the normal number of cases in Australia.

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