Two-Year-Old Boy Dies From Influenza In Queensland

The fourth in Australia

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A Queensland toddler has died from influenza after being admitted to Gladstone hospital in Central Queensland.

The two-year-old is the first child to pass away from the virus in Queensland this year but the fourth child in Australia.

It is unclear as to whether the child had been vaccinated against the virus.

The child’s death comes as the country battles a massive surge in flue cases as temperatures plummet across the country.

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In a bid to combat the rise in flu cases, a number of states are providing free flu jabs throughout the month of June. 

This year Australia has seen one of the worst flu seasons since before Covid reached our shores back in early 2020. 

Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital have seen their flu case numbers rise by 500 percent from 16 in March of 2022 to 120 within the last fortnight.

Anyone who hasn’t already been vaccinated against Influenza are being urged to book in for a jab as soon as possible.

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Georgie Marr

10 June 2022

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