• Unusually harsh flu season - blamed for 130 deaths in Canada - now at ‘peak levels'

    One year ago - By National Post

    The flu is at “peak levels” across Canada, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada.
    There are signs the numbers are levelling after an unusually harsh flu season with increased deaths, a spike in children needing emergency medical care, and “widespread” infection throughout British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Prince Edward Island.
    Roughly half of the nearly 35,000 cases have been among senior citizens, but the proportion of children hospitalized is increasing, to well over 500 across Canada.
    That is largely due to a spike in influenza B, which generally affects children, to “well...
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