FLU SEASON NOT AS BAD AS INITIALLY FEARED
1/11/2018 7:35:12 AM


Fears that Canada was going to see a repeat of Australia's deadly flu season have not materialized - at least not in Norfolk County- but the season is far from over.

The flu and respiratory virus season are in full swing locally with several-confirmed cases of influenza.

For the most part, the Health Unit is reporting more influenza B cases in the area as compared to A.

This is good because the influenza A strain tends to be the one to cause the most health problems for the young and elderly.

Norfolk's Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr. Malcolm Lock.

He says the current flu shot is not compatible with the strain of flu this year, but fortunately, people have managed to avoid the bug for the most part.

    In general flu seasons often peak in December through January in Canada.
   

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