A few months back, the first warnings arrived about the H3N2 virus (aka the "Aussie Flu") - which saw both Australia and New Zealand hit with their worst outbreaks on record - and that the virus would most likely make it to the United Kingdom, becoming the worst flu season on record.
The MMA fighter and boxer said that he had been left shaken by the illness, which has affected many people in Ireland this festive season.
Writing about his recent press coverage, he said: "I may go back to the back pages instead of the front pages again but I have a feeling these journalists now just want me in the obituary pages so we shall see". I'll leave that with the rest of the bad behind me in 2017 and take with me the many great experiences I've had this year!
Family man: The 29-year-old wrote: 'Well that was a wild New Year's Eve.
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'None greater than the birth of my son Conor Jr and the continued support of my family, my friends and my dedicated staff through thick and thin'.
The MMA fighter memorably took on boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr in a hotly-anticipated face off at Las Vegas' T Mobile Arena on August 26 past year, which the Irishman lost.
The deadly virus triggered nearly three times the number of cases in Australia, which earned it the nickname "Aussie flu".
A flu vaccine, available at pharmacies and in good supply in the United States, may not offer adequate protection against Type A, subtype H3N2, the influenza virus strain now circulating in the country, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Thursday.
According to the HSE, the people most at risk of catching influenza over winter are those aged 65 years old and older, children who suffer from chronic illnesses, pregnant women, people who are obese and those with lower immunity such as cancer patients. Big New Year's Eve party cancelled at the last minute and I am left shaking in bed the past two days.
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Some experts have warned this could be the most serious flu epidemic since the 1968 pandemic that began in Hong Kong and killed a million globally.
But last week 522 cases of influenza A and 546 of influenza B were recorded across England and Wales.
The flu season, usually about 12 weeks long, may have started earlier than normal, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Australia - whose winter occurs during the Irish summer - had one of its worst outbreaks on record, with two-and-a-half times the normal number of cases.
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