Results from a recent poll showed that 35% of people were impacted by the end of the summer flu.

House Call Doctor’s Chief Operating Officer, Craig Glover, said doctors have seen an unusually high rate of flu cases in the last few months.

“Doctors across Queensland have seen over 1600 influenza cases since the start of the year.”

With meteorologists predicting the coldest winter in recent years to come, House Call Doctor is urging Queenslanders to be mindful of their health as the weather cools.

“We encourage people to keep up to date with flu vaccinations and see their local GP or an after-hours doctor if they start to show symptoms,” says Mr Glover.

“Every winter flu season, House Call Doctor rosters extra doctors to cope with the demand.”

“Last year we dispatched extra cars across Queensland to meet the demand of the Influenza epidemic.”

Influenza symptoms can include:

  • Days 1–3: sudden appearance of fever; headache; muscle pain and weakness; dry cough; sore throat and sometimes a stuffy nose.
  • Day 4: hoarse, dry or sore throat; cough and possible mild chest discomfort; fatigue; fever and muscle aches decrease.
  • Day 8: symptoms should decrease. Cough and tiredness may linger for another one to two weeks.

A person should seek immediate medical attention if they experience any the following symptoms:

  • difficulty breathing
  • chest pain
  • sudden dizziness
  • confusion
  • severe vomiting
  • fever with a rash.

If you are showing symptoms of Influenza, visit your local GP or book a House Call Doctor on 13 55 66.