Conor McGregor catches DEADLY Aussie Flu - UFC star left 'SHAKING' in bed

Conor McGregor catches DEADLY Aussie Flu - UFC star left 'SHAKING' in bed

Conor McGregor catches DEADLY Aussie Flu - UFC star left 'SHAKING' in bed

The first flu deaths have been recorded in Ireland as the dreaded "Aussie flu" sweeps the country.

"It is not too late to get vaccines", says IMO member Dr Ray Wally.

A further 73 have been hospitalised - causing medics to urge people to get vaccinated as the flue "actively circulates" in Ireland.

The strain of flu that McGregor claims to have has already killed one in Ireland according to The Sun and multiple deaths have already been reported in Australia.

The Aussie flu is transforming quickly, but not fast enough for experts to describe it as a shift.

"It is of the utmost importance for those that can get vaccinated, to get vaccinated". Initial indications so far point to more people in at risk groups and more healthcare workers getting the flu vaccine this year.

"They [Australia] just had a lot of cases, the most they've had since 2009, which was a pandemic year", Dr. David Relman, an infectious disease specialist at Stanford Health Care, told the San Francisco Chronicle.

Australia - whose winter occurs during the British summer - had one of its worst outbreaks on record, with two and a half times the normal number of cases.

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The Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) revealed a number of people have died from the Australian flu after cases of infection more than doubled in a week. The more people who get it, he said, the less likely there will be a serious flu problem in the country.

"You speak to people who've had the flu and know they've had the flu, been told explicity they've had the flu, they often find it hard to get out of bed, it's not an easy thing to do".

Those most at risk are the over 65s, pregnant women, young kids and those with chronic conditions - like diabetes, lung and heart disease.

The H3N2 subtype triggered two and a half times the normal number of cases in Australia.

The flu virus indirectly resulted in the death of 1,000 people in Ireland last season.There are three main types of flu virus - A, B and C - and hundreds of different subtypes.

Doctors in the United Kingdom have warned that it could be the worst outbreak of the bug in 50 years, as official figures revealed cases more than doubled in just one week.

The killer strain, called H3N2, has killed 300 people and affected 170,000 in Australia.

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