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  • Top doctor says Ontario ‘must remain vigilant’ past flu peak, COVID variant advances
    Ontario's top doctor says even though COVID-19 and flu activity is declining, the province ``must remain vigilant'' as a more transmissible variant gains ground.
    Health
    Jan 26
  • What is Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 Risk?
    With numbers changing and new subvariants emerging, how do you evaluate the risk of COVID-19? One doctor says we need to look how the virus has changed and at our own response.
    Canada
    Jan 20
  • Alberta’s 1st shipment of kid’s pain reliever arrives at Edmonton airport
    The Alberta government said the acetaminophen shipment will bolster supply and ensure that children who are being treated at hospitals can get the pain and fever relief they need.
    Health
    Jan 19
  • Ontario through worst of respiratory virus season, chief medical officer says
    Ontario is through the worst of the respiratory virus season, with the three major viral threats on the decline, though a more transmissible variant may lead to a spring wave.
    Health
    Jan 26
  • Alberta commits $1M to explore feasibility of new training hubs to address rural doctor shortage
    Advanced Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides and Health Minister Jason Copping announced plans Thursday to look at offering more training in different areas of the province.
    Health
    Jan 26
  • Canada now seeing ‘influenza epidemic’ as flu cases continue to climb: PHAC
    The latest weekly percentage of positive influenza cases rose to 11.7 per cent — more than double the seasonal threshold of 5.0 per cent.
    Health
    Nov 14, 2022
  • Influenza hospitalizations continue to mount in Alberta
    High influenza hospitalization trends continue in Alberta.
    Health
    Dec 15, 2022
  • Alberta influenza cases continue downward trend in first week of 2023
    Between Dec. 31, 2022 and Jan. 7, Alberta Health reported 13 more deaths and 106 more hospitalizations than the previous week, and 160 more lab-confirmed cases.
    Health
    Jan 12
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  • Alberta doctors urge vaccinations as influenza deaths mount
    To Dec. 31, 2022, 77 Albertans had their deaths attributed to influenza. That number is approaching double the decade’s average.
    Health
    Jan 6
  • Peak of influenza may have passed, but prep underway for more waves: Alberta health minister
    Alberta’s health minister says the peak of influenza in the province may have passed, but it's far from done.
    Health
    Dec 11, 2022
  • Flu season hits B.C. earlier than expected, disproportionately impacting children
    Illness has been soaring among children, with B.C. Children's Hospital being so busy that patients are often left waiting hours to see a doctor.
    Health
    Dec 5, 2022
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  • 200 more Albertans hospitalized with flu since last week
    'Respiratory illnesses increase in the fall and winter, when people spend more time together indoors.'
    Canada
    Dec 22, 2022
  • Flu season: Why are so many Canadian children falling sick?
    The flu season started early this year in Canada, doctors say, which means kids started getting sick earlier.
    Health
    Dec 16, 2022
  • Children experiencing hallucinations as part of Influenza A: Vernon doctor
    As an emergency doctor I have seen many other kids hallucinating these last few weeks while sick with Influenza A.
    Health
    Dec 13, 2022
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  • Influenza, RSV and COVID-19 on the decline across Quebec
    Health officials are however warning that it's unclear whether holiday gatherings will lead to a resurgence of the respiratory illness in the province.
    Canada
    Dec 29, 2022
  • Fact check: Can COVID-19 tests be tricked by the influenza virus and other questions answered
    Misinformation about the flu and COVID-19 has been around since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic, but now that flu season is upon us, it's time to fact check some myths.
    Health
    Nov 23, 2020
  • 5 things more likely to kill you in Canada than coronavirus
    "Exercise and eating well are massively more important than the more obscure ways people worry about dying.”
    Health
    Feb 4, 2020
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  • Alberta Health Services adds influenza, RSV to online assessment tool
    An updated online assessment tool can help Albertans determine whether they have COVID-19, RSV or influenza, and find out the best course of treatment.
    Canada
    Dec 14, 2022
  • Young child among 6 Albertans who have died of influenza this season
    Influenza is now being blamed for six deaths in Alberta this flu season, according to the latest data from the province. A four-year-old child is among those who have died.
    Health
    Nov 17, 2022
  • Here’s how the Spanish Flu is similar and different from the coronavirus
    The Spanish Flu of 1918 is seen as a benchmark in how the world sees, responds to and quantifies pandemics. But how does it compare to today?
    Canada
    Mar 21, 2020
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  • Risk of death 3.5 times higher for COVID-19 than influenza: CMAJ study
    The numbers put a figure on the severity of the novel coronavirus, which experts have been speaking to since the pandemic began.
    Canada
    Feb 10, 2021
  • Health experts worried about Alberta’s low flu vaccine uptake: ‘We are seeing healthy kids brought down’
    Health experts are raising concerns about Alberta's low influenza vaccine uptake as lab-confirmed cases and hospital admissions keep rising.
    Health
    Nov 28, 2022
  • N.B. top doctor says respiratory illness surge ‘has worsened in many respects’
    The latest weekly flu update has 836 positive results, which is the highest number seen in New Brunswick since the start of the influenza report in 2005.
    Health
    Dec 13, 2022
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  • Child in eastern Ontario dies of influenza
    A child who tested positive for influenza has died, according to the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit.
    Canada
    Nov 21, 2022
  • Alberta education minister ‘not anticipating’ school mask mandate despite early, numerous student absences
    With airborne viruses like influenza, COVID-19 and RSV circulating in Alberta schools, Education Minister Adriana LaGrange said she's not expecting to put in a mask mandate.
    Canada
    Nov 16, 2022