More than 105,000 cases of influenza have been confirmed nationally. Related: ‘It was his first Father’s Day’: Young dad latest to fall victim to deadly influenza outbreakThe flu epidemic gripping the country has led to a nationwide shortage of the anti-viral medication Tamiflu. More than 105,000 flu cases have been confirmed nationally, making it the most widespread epidemic in 15 years.
Official figures have confirmed that August 2017 was the worst month on record for flu cases in NSW. NSW Health data shows there were 35,670 confirmed flu cases in NSW in August, more than double the number of cases in July. Six residents at a Tasmanian nursing home have also died. If taken early within the first 24-48 hours after the onset, Tamiflu can alleviate and reduce the duration of symptoms.
More older people have died in the biggest flu season on record. The death toll from Australia's influenza epidemic has risen as doctors urge members of the public to get vaccinated against the deadly strain. On Saturday the deaths of six residents at a Tasmanian nursing home were confirmed in what has become the biggest flu season on record. On Friday Victorian authorities said seven people aged between 70 and 94 had died after a flu outbreak at a nursing home in the state's north-east.
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