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21 October 2011 09:05
Influenza cases are rising in Australia, figures show
Holidaymakers planning to head off to Australia have been urged to take extra care amid reports of influenza.
At the end of September some 25,000 cases had been confirmed in Australia by health officials - the highest number for 10 years.
The news may see many travellers take out
medical travel insurance before visiting Queensland and New South Wales, the worst affected areas.
Queensland has seen more than 10,000 cases, whereas in New South Wales 5,000 have been reported.
Meanwhile, a top health official spoke out over the influenza spike.
Dr Christine Selvey said: "What we do know is that there's always more influenza than is ever diagnosed, and so it's really related to how much testing will determine how many notifications we get in many ways."
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