Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

10 tips to fight the flu – infographic

1-minute read

Download this infographic in PDF format to print it

10 tips to fight the flu - infographic

More information

Learn more about colds and flu, the flu vaccine and flu trends in Australia.

Share this infographic on your site

Copy and paste the code in the box below into your page editor to embed this infographic on your website or blog.

Healthdirect Australia’s terms of use apply to your use of this infographic widget.

Learn more here about the development and quality assurance of healthdirect content.

Last reviewed: May 2019

Need more information?

These trusted information partners have more on this topic.

Top results

Flu (influenza)

Flu (influenza) is a common, highly contagious virus that affects your respiratory system. It is not the same as the common cold.

Read more on WA Health website

Flu (influenza) vaccine

The flu vaccine triggers an immune response that can protect you from becoming ill if you are exposed to the influenza virus.

Read more on WA Health website

Flu (influenza) pandemic

A pandemic occurs when a disease or virus becomes geographically widespread throughout the world.

Read more on WA Health website

Swine flu - influenza A (H1N1) - myDr.com.au

Swine influenza, known as swine flu or influenza A (H1N1) is a respiratory virus which caused a pandemic in 2009. Find out about swine flu symptoms, treatment and vaccination.

Read more on myDr website

Flu (influenza) - Better Health Channel

Influenza (the flu) is caused by a virus. The flu is more than just a bad cold and can occasionally lead to serious complications, including death. Specific antiviral medication is available. It is only useful if given early after onset of symptoms and may shorten duration of the illness and reduce symptoms. Vulnerable people are more likely to develop serious complications including pneumonia. Immunisation can offer protection from flu.

Read more on Better Health Channel website

Flu vaccine and pregnancy frequently asked questions

Flu vaccine and pregnancy - frequently asked questions about the flu (influenza) vaccine for pregnant women

Read more on SA Health website

Medically at Risk | Flu Tas

Flu (influenza) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses

Read more on Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services website

Cold and flu

The common cold is not the same as flu (influenza). Find out more about cold and flu, including symptoms, treatment and prevention.

Read more on WA Health website

Flu (influenza) | Australian Government Department of Health

Influenza (the flu) is a highly contagious disease, usually prevented by vaccination and treated by managing symptoms. Spread by body fluids from infected people, symptoms include a runny nose and sore throat. Flu can affect anyone but is especially serious for babies and older people.

Read more on Department of Health website

Influenza

Influenza, or 'flu', is in our community every winter. Learn what flu is, how it makes people sick and what you can do to stay healthy.

Read more on NSW Health website

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo