Brisbane Flu: New Killer Flu Strain Is ‘one Of The Most Dangerous In The World – And Could Trigger Deadliest Winter Yet’

Brisbane Flu: New Killer Flu Strain Is ‘one Of The Most Dangerous In The World – And Could Trigger Deadliest Winter Yet’

THERE’S a new killer flu strain that is the most dangerous in the world, health experts have warned. The Brisbane flu, which originated in the Austral

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THERE’S a new killer flu strain that is the most dangerous in the world, health experts have warned.

The Brisbane flu, which originated in the Australian state of Queensland, will be included in this year’s four-strain flu vaccine, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.

Getty – Contributor The killer strain of flu originated in Brisbane, Australia

Along with the Brisbane strain, which is a form of influenza B, the Michigan A strain, Singapore A strain and Phuket B strain will also be covered in vaccinations.

The WHO named the flu the deadliest in the world after last years horrific flu season in Australia, which killed 1100 people.

Australian Medical Association president Michael Gannon told news.com.au said the unenviable title given to Brisbane shows how bad last year’s flu outbreak was.

“The WHO give the name of a regional area or city to a new form of virus and that enables them document them,” he said.

Experts are warning that the new strain could eclipse the horror 2017 season, which also saw the killer Aussie flu sweep across the UK

“It does reflect the fact that last year’s flu season in Queensland was a particularly bad one.

“However, it is just a name and the truth is that influenza is always dangerous and it is constantly mutating and changing.

“That is why we need an influenza vaccination every year. And, because of the capacity of the virus to mutate, we see different types of influenza in different parts of the world at different times.”

Some 3,200 people in Queensland have already been diagnosed with the flu this year, and winter hasn’t hit yet.

Getty – Contributor The Brisbane flu will be included in this years four-strain flu vaccination, the World Health Organisation said

Experts are warning that the new strain could eclipse the horror 2017 season, which also saw the killer Aussie flu sweep across the UK.

The devastating flu season in the UK caused 352 deaths and left thousands more in hospital, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

At it’s peak some eight million people were thought to be suffering the flu during winter, according to online tool FluSurvey.

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And one expert has warned a killer flu pandemic could sweep the globe “tomorrow”, killing 33 million people in its first 200 days.

Dr Jonathan Quick, chair of the Global Health Council, said the flu virus is “the most diabolical, hardest-to-control, and fastest-spreading potential viral killer known to humankind”.

He warned of starvation, medicine supplies running low, energy systems crippling under the pressure and the collapse of the global economy.

“The most likely culprit will be a new and unprecedentedly deadly mutation of the influenza virus. The conditions are right, it could happen tomorrow,” he said.

The NHS suffered through one of its worst ever winters in 2017, with casualty wards being unable to meet demand and ambulances backed up at A&E departments.

Health officials are urging everyone eligible to be vaccinated against the flu before the peak season hits.

People over the age of 65, young children, pregnant women and people with underlying health conditions like asthma and heart disease are the most at-risk in the community.

Getty – Contributor Getting vaccinated is your best protection against the flu, but regularly washing your hands will also help kill germs

They’re most likely to catch flu and also most likely to suffer complications, and even death, from the illness.

The best way to protect yourself from falling ill with the flu is to regularly wash your hands to kill germs, practice safe hygiene by using a tissue when you sneeze and cough and making sure you have had your flu jab.

The NHS offers a free flu jab in the lead up to and during flu season – but only to certain age and health groups.

For children the vaccine is offered in the form of a nasal spray.

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