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An exceptionally bad flu season in Australia could mean the same is on its way to the U.S., health experts warn.
"They had a very high activity this season this year," Dr. Korri Phillips says of Australia. "And their season started just a little bit earlier than what it normally does."
While 9,429 miles might seem like a long distance for a flu bug to travel, a severe flu season in the U.S. wouldn't mark the first time the country has mirrored an Australian outbreak.
In 2017, the flu virus claimed the lives of more than 79,000 Americans after a particularly brutal season down under.