GP confirms rise in flu cases

FLU PROTECTION: Hawkins Medical Clinic general practitioner Mike Bruorton is advising local residents to get a flu vaccination if they have not already done so this year to help protect them against the current outbreak. Picture: JOCELYN NICKELS

A GENERAL practitioner has confirmed a rise in flu cases this year following a serious outbreak of Influenza A at a Mount Gambier nursing home.

Speaking with The Border Watch, Hawkins Medical Clinic GP Dr Mike Bruorton said there had been a high number of people affected by the virus this year.

“The increase has been seen not just in the South East, but many areas across the

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