New Brunswick reports first flu case of the season – CBC

Case of influenza A reported in Moncton region between Aug. 28 and Oct. 1, Public Health says

Oct 20, 2022

One case of the flu has been reported in the first five weeks of the 2022-23 season in New Brunswick, according to Public Health.

The case of influenza A virus was reported in the Moncton region, Zone 1, between Aug. 28 and Oct. 1.

“There has been limited influenza activity in recent weeks,” said Health Department spokesperson Adam Bowie, “though we are now heading into what has traditionally been flu season in New Brunswick, and we expect those numbers to increase in the days ahead.”

It’s not uncommon to see “a few” cases this time of year, he said in an emailed statement.

The consultation rate for influenza-like illnesses was within the expected levels for this time of year for the first, fourth and fifth weeks of the season, at zero per 1,000 patient visits. It was higher than expected for the second and third weeks, at 15 and 16.8 per cent, respectively,

No new influenza-related hospitalizations or deaths have been reported.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/flu-new-brunswick-start-2022-23-season-vaccine-covid-19-1.6623102

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