Australia is facing a flu season of a “different nature”. Are multicultural communities aware?
Chris Moy – vice president of the Australian Medical Association – says this is a small sample of the whole infection, as flu testing and reporting of positive cases is not mandatory , so most infections are not recorded.
“Some multicultural communities and some newly arrived refugee communities are not getting the essential health information they need,” Al-Khafaji said.
“People are not getting their messages from Australian government sources. A lot of it really goes through social media [as well as] information from their countries of origin and, of course, that may not be relevant,” Ms. Prasad-Ildes told SBS News.
“Sometimes the way the translations are done, it’s not very clear,” she said.
SBS News has contacted the Department of Health for comment.