How do I avoid the flu?
The flu has hit Australia’s top health service, with some people feeling anxious about the potential side effects of the infection.
Read more Health Minister Sussan Ley has said it was too early to tell if the coronavirus pandemic was a pandemic or not, but she did warn people against avoiding public places.
“People who are planning to travel to Australia, if they’ve had the flu, are advised to stay home and call their GP, or seek medical advice, if symptoms persist,” she said.
“We don’t know if people who’ve had flu symptoms are in the public travel community.”
The flu season is in full swing in Australia, with the country expecting more than 10,000 cases this week.
The virus has already killed at least 10 people, including three children in New South Wales and a man in Western Australia.
Health Minister Scott Emerson said the government was looking at the possibility of more coronaviruses.
“I’m confident we will be seeing some more cases of coronaviral disease, we’ll just have to wait and see how it goes, but we are very confident,” he said.
Ms Ley said coronavirotosis control measures had already been stepped up to control the spread of the virus.
“That’s why we’re taking the unprecedented step of taking more precautions,” she told ABC Radio.
“If you do have symptoms, please call your GP, and seek medical help.”
Ms Ley also said Australians had a responsibility to protect themselves and their loved ones from any risks posed by the virus in their home country.
“There’s no reason for us to be complacent,” she added.
“It’s our responsibility to ensure that we are taking every precaution to protect our health and well-being.”
The virus is spreading like wildfire and we need to get that out of the way.
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