Flu season lingers

The WHO influenza update of Apr 2 notes that or most of Europe flu activity has declined, however Eastern Europe has rising rates of predominantly influenza A. The Russian Federation is most affected, showing high rates ‘with all seasonal influenza subtypes co-circulating’.

Advice for travellers

Seasonal flu is the most common vaccine-preventable travel-related illness because it is a potential risk during every stage of the journey. Whether you are travelling within Australia or overseas, Travelvax recommends flu vaccination for all travellers over 6 months of age.

Before you travel, call Travelvax Australia’s telephone advisory service on 1300 360 164 (toll-free from landlines) for country-specific advice and information. You can also make an appointment at your nearest Travelvax clinic to obtain vaccinations, medication to prevent or treat illness, and accessories for your journey.