• Australia has gone through one of its worst flu seasons in recent years.
  • Health officials in the United States are bracing for a tough flu season here because of what happened in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Officials are urging everyone to get a flu shot by the end of October to reduce the number of cases.

Australia has just weathered one of its worst flu seasons on record and experts are warning this could mean a severe flu season is on the way for the United States.

The 2019 flu season in Australia usually spans from June to September and peaks in August. However, it started early this year.

It produced a record number of influenza cases in summer and autumn.

And it’s still going.

 

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