• We’re sick with influenza


    THERE have been 217 confirmed flu cases in Wangaratta so far this year, almost 200 more than the same time during the outbreak year of 2017.

    The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports that it’s an unusually early flu season with 40,000 cases confirmed in Victoria this year.

    It has put a greater strain on the state’s medical blood services with callouts to Wangaratta people with an O Negative blood type to urgently make an appointment to donate (See story page 4).

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