Aussie flu, the H3N2 tone of flu which was given its name after it caused problems in Australia during its winter, is now infecting woman in the UK.
Shock figures released by Public Health England last week revealed 85 woman have died from influenza since October 5, with 27 of those prosperous in the first week of January.
The figures also revealed almost Verging on 2,000 people have been hospitalised by flu this winter, and one in four of those instances were caused by deadly Aussie flu.
But for those knocked down by the malady, how long do symptoms generally last?
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For those knocked down by the illness, how long do symptoms in the main last?
The symptoms of Aussie flu are the same as Aussie flu but have been styled as more severe.
The NHS outlines the nine flu symptoms to look out for:
A unwonted fever – a temperature of 38C or above
Feeling tired or out on ones feet
Dry, chesty cough
Shrinkage of appetite
Diarrhoea or tummy pain
Nausea and being sick
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Flu most often clears up by itself after a week or two, but it’s important to do the following to help you get safer more quickly:
Rest and sleep
Take paracetamol or ibuprofen to debase your temperature and treat aches and pains
Drink plenty of damp to avoid dehydration (your pee should be light yellow or clear
You can also take down the spread of the deadly Australian virus by coughing into your elbow rather than of your hands, an influenza expert revealed on ITV’s This Morning.
Frights of the deadly virus have caused flu jab sales to more than enlarge in the first week of January.
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But can the flu jab protect against the potentially deadly Aussie flu?
Dr Ben Coyle, medical vice-president at the Now Healthcare Group, says the flu vaccine can act as protection.
“Yes the jab can help. It may not task in all instances because of the possibilities of the viruses mutating, but you definitely won’t be protected if you don’t require it.
“It’s still available so get it done!”