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Cold and Flu
Social distancing and the impact on the 2020 influenza season and beyond
Tuesday, 28 Jul 2020

The 2020 influenza season has seen a significant overall decrease in flu cases due to coronavirus measures, down to historically low levels; however as the vast majority of symptomatic individuals don’t get tested, the data we have may underestimate flu activity.

2019 Flu Season: 2nd worst on record
Friday, 28 Feb 2020

The Australian Department of Health's 2019 Influenza Season summary affirmed what most people already knew: last year we endured very high levels of activity compared to previous seasons and those levels were high from earlier in the year – even during the summer months. This culminated in a total of 310,011 laboratory-confirmed flu notifications by the beginning of December.

Simple tips to maintain your health this winter
Tuesday, 18 Jun 2019
It can often be a challenge to stay healthy during the winter months.  The temperature drops, viruses seem to pop up everywhere and we tend to move less and crave more comfort food.  Try our simple tips to maintain your health this winter.
2018 Influenza Season Report
Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019
There were a total of 58,570 laboratory-confirmed notifications of influenza countrywide for the 2018 calendar year2 which was almost one-quarter fewer than during the 2017 flu season2.
The 2018 Flu Season and what it means for 2019
Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019
The Sonic HealthPlus 2018 workplace flu program was in high demand as a result of the extreme flu season of 2017.  The 2019 season has started with record numbers of summer flu notifications, which could signal another severe season.
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