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Flu Now Widespread in Multiple States

The CDC has reported an increase in flu activity during our 52nd week of the year ending on 12/29/18.

The CDC reports outpatient visits for influenza-like illness (ILI) jumped to 4.1%, above the national baseline of 2.2%. 964 more words


New Brunswick seeing early spike in flu-related cases: health officials

It’s flu season again and New Brunswick health officials say this year’s H1N1 strain is especially bad.

Emergency rooms are slammed with cases. There have been over 300 cases of influenza in the past two weeks in the province. 279 more words


Canada having 'substantial' flu season so far, off to faster start than last year's

This year’s flu season, predicted to be relatively mild, is defying expectations.

According to surveillance data released by the Public Health Agency of Canada on Friday, there have been 13,796 laboratory-confirmed influenza cases across Canada this season, up until December 29, 2018. 430 more words


Should you or your child get a flu shot?

Written by Lee Stevenson   Sorry not edited though. I just write the post but I am not very good at editing.

I am not saying do not get vaccinated, what I am saying is look at both sides before you make a choice. 3,275 more words


Number of flu cases in Nova Scotia down slightly, but the worst is yet to come

It’s that time of year again — flu season.

Cases of the flu typically spike in the new year, and already some cities out west are reporting higher than normal numbers. 292 more words


Four dead as flu season hits Saskatchewan early

Flu season is beginning to enter its peak in Saskatchewan, as the annual virus took hold three weeks earlier than it normally does.

Saskatchewan’s chief medical health officer Dr. 395 more words


Edmonton boy battling H1N1 gets surprise from CISN Country's Christmas Wish

At just eight years old, Hudson Pedlar is fighting for his life at the Stollery Children’s Hospital.

On Oct. 21, 2018, Hudson was admitted to the hospital after feeling unwell for a couple of days. 855 more words