Emergency care doctors have said more vaccinations must take place and “resilience plans” drawn up after the “worrying signal” from Down Under. There have been 135,952 laboratory-confirmed cases of flu across Australia this year, well above the 17,349 average for the same point over the past five years. Almost 300 people are thought to have died from the virus, compared with 125 for the whole of the flu season – which peaks in July and August – last year. Bird flu warning: Holidaymakers warned after fresh outbreak in Israel Australia flu CRISIS: 43 dead as killer virus spreads – ‘critical’ Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said the figures from Australia “make grim reading and, if extrapolated to the UK, will cause major stress to an already overburdened system in terms of numbers if not severity”. He added: “One concern is that last year we […]