Record number of influenza tests in 2019, not a “mutant flu crisis”

Vicky Sheppeard, Robin Gilmour and Sean Tobin
Med J Aust 2019; 211 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50321
Published online: 9 September 2019

To the Editor: Mainstream media headlines have raised fears among the community and clinicians about the impact of influenza and likely effectiveness of the 2019 influenza vaccine. On Saturday, 6 July 2019, the front page of Sydney's Daily Telegraph reported “Mutant flu crisis” and “Exclusive: Jab fail fears as killer strain takes hold”.

  • NSW Health, Sydney, NSW

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