Flu outbreaks hit aged care centres

VICTORIANS with the flu are being warned to avoid aged care facilities after the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the eighth death of a resident at a retirement village in the state.

So far this year, there have been more than 11,800 confirmed cases of influenza in Victoria and flu outbreaks, with cases at aged care facilities at very high levels.

Victoria’s acting chief health officer Dr Brett Sutton said it was the peak of one of the worst flu seasons ever and the elderly are one of the highest risk groups.

“Sadly for the frail – and people with underlying

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