Alert issued for at-risk groups as paediatric flu cases spike

GP data shows 35% of type B flu is in kids
Jocelyn Wright
Boy with flu

States are reporting a rise in influenza hitting infants and children, with Victoria seeing 20 times the number of laboratory-confirmed paediatric cases than last year.

The spike has prompted health authorities to issue an alert for at-risk groups that hygiene precautions and vaccination are “crucial”.