In Australia, seasonal influenza of varying severity occurs every year, usually between May and September. Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is an infection of the nose, throat and lungs caused by the influenza A or B (or rarely C) viruses. It is highly infectious.
Influenza is a notifiable condition – in South Australia the law requires doctors and laboratories to report some infections or diseases to SA Health. These infections or diseases are commonly referred to as ‘notifiable conditions’.
If your child has influenza, they should stay at home while they are sick.
Please see your local General Practitioner for further information.
Thank you 🙂