Buckle up: Flu season yet to peak in Canada

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Of the more than 100 people who have died from the flu so far this season, 13 are children.

“We applaud all colleges and universities for engaging their networks in the effort to protect their students, staff, and families from the flu”, said Dr. Eden Wells, chief medical executive with MDHHS.

The province has also seen 33 outbreaks in long-term health care facilities. “You should stay home with the flu”. Penny Borenstein, county health officer, in a news release about the first confirmed death.

Last flu season there were 219 flu deaths in the state.

You can get the flu anywhere – school, work, even out at the store, so you need to know the do’s and don’ts for avoiding the virus.

Figures from Public Health England show that during the last week of 2017, there were 114 patients newly admitted to intensive care units or high dependency units with flu.

While data fluctuate on how many Americans die annually from the flu, during the 2012 to 2013 flu season an estimated 56,000 people died, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Shelly Harkins says that people should take any precaution they can to prevent the spread of the flu.

Ms Robison said “ultimately” it was a decision for each individual to take but urged those eligible to get the flu vaccination.

With a spike in the number of flu cases across the country, it’s been a busy time for some pharmacies in Regina. Additionally, recently published studies found that people vaccinated against the flu are less likely to have serious complications that could put them in the hospital. “If you haven’t been immunized, there’s still a vaccine available, and go ahead and get immunized”. And if they don’t correctly follow hand washing guidelines, it’s easy for Japanese flu to spread faster than other strains, such Aussie flu.

“Some people can be infected with the flu virus but have no symptoms”.

“If you’re at high risk or have symptoms such as difficulty breathing, chest pain, dizziness, confusion, persistent vomiting, can not drink fluids, or have flu-like symptoms that improve but then return with fever or worse cough, seek emergency medical care immediately”, Dr. Christ said.

It’s not clear whether they had received the flu shot or if there were other health conditions that contributed to their deaths, Huang said. It’s free for most people with insurance, thanks to provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

The prominent strain in this year’s flu season was H3N2.

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“I’m not sure if he has influenza but he certainly has a respiratory virus”.

Colchester-East Hants Regional Hospital

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