Virologist notes changes in flu epidemiology

Something is changing in the epidemiology of influenza in Australia, says virologist Dr Alan Hampson.

Relatively high levels of influenza virus had been circulating for three out of the past four summers he told an Influenza Specialist Group (ISG) briefing.

The group warns of a looming severe season, with the number of laboratory-diagnosed infections in the first half of 2015 running 50% ahead of the same period in 2014, at more