The flu season is fast approaching and aged care workers and residents are among those recommended to have a vaccination, writes Natalie Soulsby.
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Management and staff at two aged care organisations where 16 residents died during this year’s winter flu season lacked the skills and knowledge to respond to an outbreak, an audit by the Quality Agency has found.
Australian researchers have discovered that the antiviral drug, Tamiflu, is effective in preventing and treating influenza outbreaks in aged care facilities.
With the flu season rapidly approaching, Sydney University’s Faculty of Health Sciences is recruiting people over 65 years of age to participate in a world-first study on improving the effectiveness of influenza vaccines.