Influenza cases rising in Goldfields-Esperance region

Influenza cases are on the rise in the Goldfields-Esperance region, with 29 cases reported during August.

WA Country Health Service Goldfields regional immunisation coordinator Rebecca Caporn said more cases were seen in August than in June and July, and this number is expected to increase again throughout September. 

People should seek advice from their medical practitioner if they develop flu-like symptoms as early treatment can reduce the chance of developing serious complications.