The number of reported flu cases is soaring in South Australia, almost ten-fold the number reported last summer.
A total of 117 cases have been reported since the start of December, compared to around a dozen at the same time last year.
Angela Marshall has spent the past two weeks in bed sick, and said she could have never guessed it was the flu at this time of year.
“This is the first day I’ve been out because of this nasty cough,” Ms Marshall said.
“I didn’t have a flu injection this year, which made it worse.”
General practitioner Rod Pearce said doctors can also be at risk of thinking the flu symptoms might not be the flu, just because it is summer.
Most of the recent cases have been Influenza B, and more than 30 per cent of those have been children.