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Influenza A is a highly contagious respiratory illness. It’s not usually dangerous if you are healthy. Learn about the symptoms and how to treat it.
The flu is a viral infection affecting your nose, throat and sometimes your lungs. It is typically more severe than a cold. Find out more about the flu.
Cold or flu? (infographic)
Can't tell if you've got the cold or the flu? This infographic helps you compare cold and flu symptoms, debunk the most common myths.
Avian influenza (bird flu)
Information about avian influenza (bird flu) from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on avian influenza in humans.
The best way to prevent getting influenza (‘the flu’)
Learn how to protect yourself from the flu, the benefits of the influenza vaccine and who can get the influenza vaccine for free.
Why getting a flu vaccination now will help in the fight against COVID-19
Australians are being urged to get their flu vaccination as soon as possible — to reduce the risk of a dangerous double-up of seasonal influenza and coronavirus (COVID-19).
Should I bother getting a flu vaccination in Australia in 2021?
Rates of influenza in 2020 were very low, due to COVID-safe practices. But it's still worth getting vaccinated against the deadly flu. Here's why.
Flu trend report for health professionals
Staff at Healthdirect Australia collect influenza (flu) data based on calls to the healthdirect helpline. This page provides a detailed flu data report for health professionals.
Flu trends in Australia
Information about current influenza trends in Australia, including data for health professionals, plus tips and advice to help you prevent the flu.
What is a pandemic?
A pandemic is the worldwide spread of a new disease, such as the coronavirus (COVID-19) or a new influenza virus. Here's what you need to know, including how epidemics are different.