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Pandemics

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Pandemics are highly contagious viruses that are easily spread. They can cause severe illness and even loss of life. The most common form of pandemic in Australia is influenza, otherwise known as the flu. Many people die annually from complications of the flu.

You can reduce the risk of pandemics to yourself and family by taking these simple precautions. 

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Avoid spreading or catching the flu by:

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Pandemics are highly contagious viruses that are easily spread and can cause severe illness and even loss of life. The most common form of pandemic in Australia is influenza, otherwise known as the flu. Many people die annually from complications of the flu.

During a pandemic, it is important to stay up to date with the facts and other important information, including how to protect yourself. You can do this by visiting the Queensland Health website.

If you think you have been infected, before visiting the doctor, phone 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84)

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