What is the Australian flu? What are the symptoms?

Global Health Council Chairman Jonathan Quick warned that a new epidemic called the Australian flu is coming. Expressing that symptoms occur 4 days after the virus enters the human body, Quick drew attention to the fact that the disease can be fatal because it progresses insidiously.

VM Medical Park Pendik Hospital Infectious Diseases Specialist Uzm. Dr. Abdullah Umut Pekok gave the following information about the Australian flu, which is anxious to the whole world.

In our country and in the world, the H1N1 origin of the flu virus is active. The flu virus originating from Australia is H3N2. Said to be a mutated H3N2 origin. Transmitted by the H3N2 (aussie virus) virus, this flu first appeared in Australia and caused a major health crisis. That’s why it is popularly known as the Australian flu.



What are the symptoms of Australian flu?

According to NHS (National Health Service) sources, the symptoms of the disease are:

  • Sudden high fever (38C and above)
  • Severe body aches
  • Feeling tired and tired
  • Dry cough
  • Diarrhea and abdominal pain
  • Sore and severe headache
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite and sense of taste
  • Insomnia
  • Children can also complain of earache.

The symptoms of the disease are the same as the normal flu, but a little more severe. It may take longer than a week. If pneumonia develops, it can be fatal.


Who is most at risk from the Australian flu?

In this disease, those with long-term health problems, the elderly and children and pregnant women are most at risk.


Is there a cure for Australian flu?

In the past years, the greatest support for the prevention of the disease has also been provided by influenza vaccines. However, it is not yet known whether the effect of the vaccine decreases with the final state of the virus.


How about protection from Australian flu? How is the healing process accelerated?

Since the outbreak in 2009, the H3N2 virus is still present in vaccines, but it is stated that it cannot protect. Flu vaccines do not protect from the aussie virus. If the virus can be isolated and suitable for the vaccine, vaccines will be used next year. The World Health Organization started studies for vaccines.



To avoid the Australian flu:

  • We should wash our hands properly
  • We should close our mouths when we sneeze
  • We should spend time in open places rather than in closed places.
  • It is recommended by physicians that people with the disease should do these.
  • Rest cure,
  • Good sleep patterns
  • Plenty of those drinking,
  • To use painkillers and antipyretic drugs recommended by doctors.

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