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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nov 14, 2022
Influenza hospitalizations continue to mount in Alberta
High influenza hospitalization trends continue in Alberta.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dec 5, 2022
200 more Albertans hospitalized with flu since last week
'Respiratory illnesses increase in the fall and winter, when people spend more time together indoors.'
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.
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.
Dec 13, 2022
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.
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.
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.”
Feb 4, 2020
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.
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.
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?
Mar 21, 2020
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.
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.
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.
Dec 13, 2022
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.
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.
Nov 16, 2022