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Flu deaths drop dramatically in Australia due to Covid measures with one type possibly eliminated

Research suggests one of the four main types of influenza virus may have been eliminated thanks to pandemic health measures

Deaths from flu and other respiratory infections in Australia have dropped significantly during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to new data.

The latest release of Australian Bureau of Statistics mortality data shows that two people died of influenza in July – the first deaths from the viral infection in Australia for an entire year.

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