December 6, 2017 2:00 pm

Middlesex-London Health Unit warns flu season is picking up



In its latest influenza surveillance report, the Middlesex-London Health Unit is reporting the first two influenza outbreaks of the season and warns that flu activity is on the rise.

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Every variable the health unit tracks saw an increase from the week before in the latest report.

Between Nov. 26 and Dec. 2, influenza outbreaks were reported in a hospital and in a long-term care home. One lab-confirmed case of influenza A and five lab-confirmed cases of influenza B were reported with three of those cases requiring hospitalization.

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The health unit is urging anyone who has yet to get the flu shot to be vaccinated as soon as possible.

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