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Sat, 03 Feb 2018 16:44:55 GMT

CBC.ca

BC turns the corner on influenza epidemic
CBC.ca
The good news comes in contrast to the U.S. where numbers from government reports on Friday show that one of every 14 visits to doctors and clinics were for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. In the U.S. that's the highest level since the ...

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:32:36 GMT

CTV News

Flu has caused 82 deaths in Canada but it's not too late to get the shot: doctors
CTV News
13, there have been 20,349 lab-confirmed flu cases, 2,168 hospitalizations and 82 deaths so far this season, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada. “The number of hospitalizations is considerably elevated relative to the same period in the ...

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Wed, 24 Jan 2018 22:12:42 GMT

Vancouver Courier

BC health officer Dr. Perry Kendall to retire
Vancouver Courier
Kendall has been the province's health officer since 1999 and was “prolific in writing reports on Indigenous health, drinking water and other public health issues, and managed a wide variety of concerns that included advising on the Ebola outbreak ...
Dr. Bonnie Henry becomes first woman appointed BC's top doctorMetroNews Canada
Dr. Bonnie Henry will be first female provincial health officer in BCVoiceonline.com

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Fri, 09 Feb 2018 10:02:23 GMT

Daily Mail

Deadly flu virus spreading through the air can be KILLED using special £700 UV lamps, study suggests amid the 'worst ...
Daily Mail
There are many different types of flu circulating around the world, but four main types are being seen in Britain this winter. H3N2 - Dubbed 'Aussie flu' after it struck Australia hard last winter, this strain is more likely to affect the elderly, who ...
Can UV Light Fight the Spread of Influenza? - Columbia University Medical CenterCUMC Newsroom - Columbia University
Far-UVC light: A new tool to control the spread of airborne-mediated microbial diseases | Scientific Reports - NatureNature
Stand Back, Way Back: Flu Virus Can Be Spread Just by BreathingLive Science
NCBI - NIH
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Thu, 30 Nov 2017 23:29:23 GMT

Quartz

A virus mutation has made this year's flu vaccine less effective
Quartz
In addition to holidays and sweater weather, winter bring with it a less than welcome event: flu season. This year, experts are warning that flu season will be particularly nasty—in part, they believe, because of a less effective vaccine. The annual ...
Flu Shot Facts & Side Effects (Updated for 2017-2018)LiveScience.com
How to Protect Yourself from Cold and Flu in the New YearLive Science

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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:29:24 GMT

News1130

BC's top doctor says 2017-18 flu season could be especially bad
News1130
“We'll see people hospitalized, and we'll see outbreaks in long-term care facilities.” Australia has just suffered through one of its worst flu seasons in recent years because of H3N2, which is also the strain responsible for the Hong Kong Flu pandemic ...

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Fri, 01 Dec 2017 14:46:52 GMT

Newsweek

Brace Yourself for a Miserable Flu Season: This Year's Vaccine Has Been Failing in Australia
Newsweek
Older adults may be especially be at risk this flu season, Danuta Skowronski, an influenza epidemiologist at the British Columbia Center for Disease Control, told STAT. She's worried that not only the H3N2 strain will impact them, but also another ...
The Flu Season | Seasonal Influenza (Flu) | CDCCDC
Chasing Seasonal Influenza — The Need for a Universal Influenza Vaccine | NEJM - New England Journal of MedicineNew England Journal of Medicine

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Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:55:40 GMT

CBC.ca

BC allocated 10 times more to fight swine flu than fentanyl crisis
CBC.ca
When 57 people died of H1N1, or swine flu, in B.C. in 2009, the province put $80 million towards fighting the flu pandemic. But B.C. hasn't been quite as generous in combating fentanyl overdoses, which have killed 622 people this year alone. Documents ...

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 21:51:59 GMT

Globalnews.ca

Here's why Canada may be in for a miserable 2017-18 flu season ...
Globalnews.ca
A miserable flu season may be in the works as influenza arrives on Canada's doorstep, experts are warning.

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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 18:44:59 GMT

Daily Pioneer

Alarming 5-fold rise in swine flu deaths
Daily Pioneer
There has been an alarming 16-fold rise in the number of swine flu cases and five-fold increase in deaths due to the H1N1 virus infection in India this year. According to the data available from the Union Health Ministry, a total of 29,076 cases have ...

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