Flu deaths soar by 77% in a week, figures show

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Mail Online—The new figures, released by Public Health England, come as Jade Dodd, from Brighton, revealed she feared for her life after she claims she caught the killer 'Aussie flu' virus that is circulating the UK.

Cases of 'Aussie flu' surge by 48% in a week, figures show. Some 1,649 people were struck down with flu in England and Wales as temperatures plummeted over the week of Christmas. The virus spreads easier in the cold weather.