The flu has killed more than 220 people and infected more than 100,000 across Australia this year, with authorities warning the peak of the flu season is yet to come. At least 228 people have died from flu-related complications around the country, with the number of cases rising each week and tracking significantly higher than last year , according to data from Australian states and territories. In NSW, seven people died in the week ending June 23, bringing the total number of flu-related deaths to 57 – the highest in the country. Dr Vicky Sheppeard, NSW Health Director of Communicable Disease, said flu outbreaks in aged-care facilities were to blame for the most recent deaths, with 12 confirmed influenza outbreaks reported this week. “The elderly are highly vulnerable to influenza and the flu jab is critical to reducing the risk of visitors catching the virus and bringing it into […]