25 Jul 2010

Flu cases on the rise

9:33 am on 25 July 2010

Auckland Regional Health service says there has been a sharp increase in the number of people getting influenza, especially in the past fortnight.

The service is strongly advising high risk people, such as pregnant woman, very young children and severely overweight people, to get the vaccination.

Medical Officer of Health Cathy Pikholz says the H1N1 virus - swine flu - is covered in this year's jab and there are vaccines available.