'Killer' Australian flu strain set to spread across UK, experts warn

In 2003, the CDC estimated that 36,000 people in the US alone died from influenza. H3N2 Brisbane 10 affects three times the number of victims hit by other strains, with many deaths resulting from pneumonia.. We should keep an eye on this one. — PID

Dec 30, 2008 (DAILY MAIL) — /Snip/ The European Influenza Surveillance Scheme (EISS) says the H3N2 Brisbane 10 flu strain that caused a severe epidemic and killed six children in Australia is spreading – with the UK, Ireland, Bulgaria and Spain experiencing it at ‘medium intensity’. Full Report

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