Thursday, March 28, 2013

Australia: 14 Infected, 2 Dead in past 2 weeks at Northview Aged Care Facility from Influenza A, Vaccine Not Yet Available

March 28, 2013

Queensland Health is monitoring an outbreak of influenza A in a nursing home at Mackay in the state's north, after the death of two residents.

Testing has confirmed 14 residents of the Northview Aged Care facility contracted influenza A.
Seven people from the nursing home have been hospitalised in the past couple of weeks, and the tests also confirmed the virus caused the death of two residents.

Dr Donohue says the outbreak happened before the seasonal flu vaccine was available.

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