'Life threatening': Sharp rise in kids' hospital admissions as flu cases rise

Kate McIlwain
Updated July 6 2023 - 3:39pm, first published 11:49am
"In recent weeks we have seen influenza cases rising fastest among very young children as well as those aged five to 16 years," Dr Kerry Chat said. Picture from Shutterstock.
"In recent weeks we have seen influenza cases rising fastest among very young children as well as those aged five to 16 years," Dr Kerry Chat said. Picture from Shutterstock.

The state's chief health officer has issued an influenza warning for parents of school-aged children and teenagers, as admissions to emergency departments rise.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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