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 2022-12-03 01:13 

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[ Calgary ]

Alberta's flu season one of the worst in decades, expert cautions...

Alberta is in the midst of the worst flu season it has seen in years and it's one of the hardest hit regions in the country....

 2022-12-02 18:32 

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[ Ottawa ]

Focus shifts to flu levels in Ottawa as December arrives...

There's a high level of respiratory illness in Ottawa — and very high level of the flu in wastewater — but the challenging situation at the children's hospital emergency room has improved from two weeks ago, says its CEO....

 2022-12-02 16:24 

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[ Prince Edward Island ]

Flu worse than COVID-19 on P.E.I. right now, says Morrison...

The isolation requirement for those who test positive for COVID-19 has been lifted, but Chief Public Health Officer says other respiratory viruses are still a concern....

 2022-12-01 21:09 

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Region's COVID Care Clinic moves to Kitchener, adds cold and flu care...

The region's COVID Care Clinic is now at a new location on Sportsworld Drive in Kitchener and has expanded to treat cold and flu patients....

 2022-12-01 20:49 

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[ Nova Scotia ]

Lab-confirmed flu cases in Nova Scotia more than double in a week...

The 524 cases announced Thursday for the reporting period from Nov. 20 to Nov. 26 are more than double the 201 cases recorded in the previous reporting period....

 2022-12-01 09:00 

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Young and old more likely to face severe flu. Here's why doctors think it happens...

Canadians have been getting sick enough with seasonal flu to land in hospital, say doctors with suggestions on who is most at risk and what it could mean for festive gatherings....

 2022-11-30 19:58 

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[ Montreal ]

Her son's heart surgery has been cancelled twice. It's happening all over Canada...

Children's hospitals across Canada are facing a tripledemic surge of flu, COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases — leading to long wait times, shortages in beds and staff, and in some cases the cancellation of pediatric surgeries....

 2022-11-30 19:07 

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[ Toronto ]

Get your flu shot, Toronto's top doctor urges as influenza rates rise ahead of holiday season...

Toronto's top doctor said influenza test positivity rates have gone from 8.1 per cent to 10.5 per cent over the last week, prompting her to make a fresh call for people to get vaccinated....

 2022-11-30 10:00 

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[ Nova Scotia ]

Teachers, union decry working conditions and a lack of substitutes...

Teachers and the head of their union told a legislature committee Tuesday COVID-19 and flu infections have exacerbated the shortage of substitute teachers. They said children — particularly those who need extra help — are paying the price....

 2022-11-29 23:04 

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[ North News ]

Colds and flu mean Yukon classrooms sometimes only half full, union says...

Lots of students and teachers have been missing school this fall because of sickness, according to the territory's teachers' union....

 2022-11-29 18:56 

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[ Ottawa ]

Schools battle large respiratory outbreaks as COVID-19 indicators mostly subside...

Ottawa's COVID-19 trends have generally receded for about three weeks, but the mix of respiratory illness — including rising flu activity — continues to hit schools and child-care centres hard....

 2022-11-29 15:17 

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Got cold or flu symptoms? Guelph's COVID-19 assessment clinic expands to treat more people...

The Guelph COVID-19 assessment centre is changing on Thursday to also treat people with cold and flu symptoms. Meanwhile, with local hospitals full of patients, Guelph General Hospital's CEO urges people to follow public health advice to avoid spreadi...

 2022-11-29 10:00 

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[ Prince Edward Island ]

AVC Wildlife fundraising for new space after avian flu shuts down rehab work...

The threat of avian flu has the AVC Wildlife Service planning a new space for treating wild birds, separate from the quarters for client-owned exotics such as parrots....

 2022-11-28 22:30 

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[ Prince Edward Island ]

As flu outbreak hits nursing home, Health P.E.I. reminds visitors to mask up...

For the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, health officials have declared a flu outbreak on Prince Edward Island....

 2022-11-28 12:00 

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[ Calgary ]

Low flu shot rates among Alberta kids and seniors a worry as influenza rages on...

Health experts are concerned Alberta's low flu vaccine uptake, particularly among vulnerable groups, could spell trouble as a harsh influenza season tightens its grip on the province....

 2022-11-28 10:00 

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[ Nova Scotia ]

Cape Breton senior calls on N.S. government to fund high-dose flu shot...

Richard Globe, 68, says paying more than $80 for a more effective vaccine is simply out of reach for most seniors in Nova Scotia....

 2022-11-25 20:56 

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[ Toronto ]

RSV appears to be slowing in Ontario but flu season on the horizon: health minister...

Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, appears to be slowing in Ontario, the province's health minister said Friday, although she warned that influenza was expected to ramp up....

 2022-11-25 18:11 

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Flu rising sharply in Canada, Dr. Theresa Tam says...

Flu is rising sharply in Canada as another respiratory virus that was hitting young children starts to decline, Canada's chief public health officer says....

 2022-11-25 17:56 

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[ Ottawa ]

Very high flu level detected in Ottawa wastewater, COVID-19 and RSV moderate...

As health officials continue to ask people for help managing the load on hospitals, Ottawa's flu situation worsens and the wider region passes another grim pandemic milestone....

 2022-11-25 11:56 

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[ Montreal ]

Flu shot to be free for all Quebecers starting today...

Previously, Quebecers who were not deemed at-risk for serious complications from influenza had to pay out-of-pocket to receive the flu shot....

 2022-11-25 11:00 

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[ Manitoba ]

Manitoba parents urged to get flu shots for kids, whose vaccination rates are lowest among all age groups...

Amid a spike in influenza cases that has prompted calls for children to get immunized, fewer Manitoba kids have been vaccinated against the seasonal virus than any other age group....

 2022-11-24 20:43 

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[ Saskatoon ]

SJHL postpones games due to illness for the first time since February...

Two Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League teams have postponed games this week because of a flu-like illness that has sidelined several players....

 2022-11-24 19:00 

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New mRNA vaccine targeting all known flu strains shows early promise...

A new mRNA vaccine targeting all known flu strains in a single shot is showing early promise in animal studies and is opening the door to a wide range of possibilities with the vaccine technology — including potentially preventing the next influenza...

 2022-11-24 01:32 

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[ British Columbia ]

B.C. Children's Hospital activates emergency overflow amid respiratory illness surge...

B.C. Children's Hospital has activated emergency triage to manage a mounting volume of patients with respiratory illness, including flu and COVID-19, B.C.'s health minister has confirmed....

 2022-11-23 20:16 

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[ Ottawa ]

'Our children are suffering': Federal health minister calls for COVID, flu shots for kids...

With respiratory infections hitting the health system hard, Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said Wednesday that more children need to get their COVID-19 and influenza shots to help tamp down on surging hospital admissions....

 2022-11-23 09:00 

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[ Saskatchewan ]

'We're just bombarded with illness': Prairies see highest rates of positive flu tests in Canada...

Prairie provinces have the worst rates of positive flu tests, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada....

 2022-11-22 23:29 

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[ British Columbia ]

B.C. government 'doing everything' it can to stop spread of avian flu, minister says...

Farmers in British Columbia's Fraser Valley are facing "intense disease pressure,'' with an avian flu outbreak in commercial farms that the agriculture minister says is concerning....

 2022-11-22 20:30 

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[ Manitoba ]

Unprecedented volume of kids showing up in Winnipeg emergency department with flu, RSV...

A "high viral burden in the community" is creating a strain at Winnipeg's Children's Hospital as the emergency department continues to be deluged with patients with respiratory viruses, says the head of pediatric medicine....

 2022-11-22 00:48 

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[ British Columbia ]

7 commercial poultry flocks in Fraser Valley quarantined for highly infectious bird flu...

Seven commercial poultry farms in British Columbia's Fraser Valley have been quarantined because they've tested positive for a highly infectious avian flu....

 2022-11-21 09:00 

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Why 'stay home when sick' matters so much right now...

The "stay home when sick" message came before "mask up" to prevent spread early in the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that flu and other viruses have joined the mix, the original advice holds true more than ever, some Canadian doctors say....

 2022-11-20 20:22 

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[ Ottawa ]

Local child dies from flu amid severe influenza season...

A child in eastern Ontario who tested positive for the flu has died, the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit confirmed Sunday....

 2022-11-19 11:30 

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[ Saskatchewan ]

Sask. experts, government urge caution as end to shortage of children's pain medication in sight...

As cases of cold, flu, COVID-19 and RSV have climbed among children, producers of children's medication are struggling to scale up production to meet demands....

 2022-11-19 00:27 

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[ Calgary ]

Alberta seniors expected to be hit hard this flu season...

Doctors and infectious disease specialists are urging Albertans to look after seniors as Alberta heads into an early influenza season. As of Friday, four Albertans over the age of 60 have died and 157 have been hospitalized....

 2022-11-18 21:45 

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[ Windsor ]

Windsor's COVID-19 assessment centre expanded to all patients with flu-like illnesses...

With emergency rooms under pressure, Windsor Regional Hospital is expanding the options for those seeking care for respiratory illnesses....

 2022-11-18 18:51 

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Families should get flu shots as soon as possible, Canadian Paediatric Society says...

Get a flu shot as soon as possible, the Canadian Paediatric Society urged families on Friday, as respiratory viruses continue to sicken babies and young children across the country....

 2022-11-18 18:25 

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[ Ottawa ]

Flu and RSV levels remain high in Ottawa as CHEO manages patient load...

As health officials work to try to help overloaded children's hospitals, Ottawa Public Health says flu and RSV levels are high, but COVID levels aren't....

 2022-11-17 09:00 

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[ Montreal ]

Quebec pediatric hospitals overrun, doctors label situation as 'historic crisis'...

Doctors are sounding the alarm on overcrowding of children's hospitals in Quebec as some patients have to be transferred to ICUs hundreds of kilometres away. Children are coming in with respiratory viruses, like the flu, COVID-19 and RSV....

 2022-11-17 00:07 

CBC

[ Toronto ]

'Get your vaccinations,' medical officer of health warns, as Toronto battles bad flu season...

Toronto is experiencing a particularly bad influenza season this year, the city's medical officer of health said on Wednesday after she rolled up her sleeve to get her flu vaccine....

 2022-11-16 21:06 

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[ New Brunswick ]

Dr. Lisa Barrett explains how to manage the risks of COVID, flu and respiratory illnesses...

An infectious disease specialist at Dalhousie University is urging people to consider all options available to stay healthy heading into the winter....

 2022-11-16 20:08 

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[ Manitoba ]

Triple threat risks overwhelming hospitals during unprecedented respiratory virus season, doctors say...

Doctors are warning Manitobans to prepare for an unprecedented respiratory virus season through the fall and winter as a triple threat of COVID-19, the flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) risk overwhelming hospitals in the province....

 2022-11-16 11:00 

CBC

Waterloo region community, pharmacists filling a need amid shortage of children's medication...

Amid a nationwide shortage of children's cold and flu medication, many parents have had to rely on friends and family, neighbours and local pharmacists to get the help they need....

 2022-11-16 11:00 

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[ New Brunswick ]

Doctors worry over rise in respiratory virus and flu, added strain on health-care system...

Doctors in the province are worried about the rise of illnesses, including respiratory syncytial virus among children, and the added strain on the health-care system, according to the past president of the New Brunswick Medical Society....

 2022-11-15 18:48 

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[ Ottawa ]

COVID trends stable or dropping, with more data available on flu and RSV...

Coronavirus levels are slowly moving in the right direction, but it's just one of the three viruses putting pressure on the health-care system. Wastewater researchers are sharing more data on levels of influenza and RSV in Ottawa....

 2022-11-15 16:21 

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[ British Columbia ]

Current strain of avian flu spreading on a 'completely different' scale, B.C.'s chief vet says...

H5N1 has infected about 200 flocks with more than 3.5 million birds Canada-wide. Worryingly, deaths of wild birds are spiking, amid fears the disease has become endemic in Canada....

 2022-11-15 12:00 

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[ North News ]

Yellowknife business owners offer mixed views on potential renewed call for indoor masking...

Indoor masking to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and the flu has been recommended in the N.W.T. since pandemic restrictions were lifted April 1....

 2022-11-14 22:53 

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Flu season arrives, Public Health Agency of Canada says...

Flu indicators show the annual influenza epidemic has begun nationally....

 2022-11-14 10:00 

CBC

[ Toronto ]

This Ontario family wants a needle-free flu vaccine but can't find it anywhere...

A southwestern Ontario family is calling for a needle-free flu vaccine to be publicly funded again so that it's a real option for children this flu season....

 2022-11-12 09:00 

CBC

Inside an Ottawa children's hospital battling against rising RSV, COVID-19, flu cases...

A surge in respiratory illnesses, shortages of kids' medications, COVID-19 and the start of cold and flu season have left children's hospitals straining to meet demand, says the president of an Ottawa children's hospital....

 2022-11-12 09:00 

CBC

[ Toronto ]

Moderna is banking on a combined COVID, flu and RSV vaccine. Will it work?...

Moderna is developing a combined COVID-19, flu and RSV vaccine — but hasn't released data to show it would work safely....

 2022-11-11 14:00 

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[ Calgary ]

Growing number of Alberta students home sick as flu, COVID-19 and RSV cases trend upwards...

The number of students staying home from school in Calgary continues to grow, as cases of respiratory viruses like influenza, RSV and COVID-19 trend upwards across the city and in nearby communities....

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