Flood update: footy club pitches in, mystery illness keeps baffling

AS floodwaters in Queensland continue to subside, the medical response is ramping up, with a range of makeshift services being set up to cope with the growing number of injuries and health issues.

The Queensland Reds Super 15 rugby union club operated a free public medical clinic in Ballymore, Brisbane, over the weekend, led by team doctor Greg Smith.

Dr Smith, a Brisbane GP, said he had convinced the club to set up the temporary clinic to treat those with minor injuries resulting from clean-up efforts as well as for those in areas where their local GP had been