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Module 3: Testing
Influenza illness is caused by the influenza virus. It is a contagious respiratory virus that may infect the nose, throat and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness and can be fatal. The best way to prevent influenza infection is by getting an annual flu vaccine with the benefit that even if infection does occur, the risk of pneumonia is significantly lower.
The flu can be diagnosed by:
Laboratory confirmed influenza is a notifiable disease in Australia and must be reported via your state or territory’s reporting mechanism.
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