19 Jun 2023

Winter illness cases creeping up

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 19 June 2023

Winter is upon us, and seasonal illnesses are on the rise - prompting warnings from doctors that the worst is yet to come.

Flu cases have been steadily increasing over the past month, ahead of the usual peaks between July and August.

RSV cases are also spreading in children, two years on from a severe wave of the virus.

And Covid hasn't gone away either, with over a thousand cases still being recorded a day.

Health modeller Professor Michael Plank spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.