Flu season arrives, Public Health Agency of Canada says – CBC

Triple threat of viruses comes on top of health-care staffing challenges, children’s medication shortages

Nov 14, 2022

Canada’s annual flu season is back.

“At the national level, influenza activity has crossed the seasonal threshold, indicating the start of an influenza epidemic,” the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) said in its weekly FluWatch report, posted on Monday.

“All surveillance indicators are increasing and most are above expected levels typical of this time of year.”

Indicators include people self-reporting cough and fever at levels beyond typical for this time of year and visits to doctors for flu-like symptoms.

Localized flu activity was reported in regions of New Brunswick, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta. It was spreading less commonly in regions of Newfoundland and Labrador, P.E.I., Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the report said.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/flu-season-start-canada-1.6651349

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