INFLUENZA CASES SPIKE AT CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS

Dec 13, 2022

By Christine Ross

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While admissions for RSV are declining, Ottawa’s children hospital is seeing a “staggering increase” in flu cases in recent days.

The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario warns the volume of flu patients could continue to climb in the coming weeks as the ‘typical’ peak of flu season is still ahead.

CHEO has identified over 900 cases of influenza since September with weekly cases already more than double what was reported at the height of its 2019 flu season.

Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children says it’s also seeing an upswing in cases of a hard-hitting flu strain as cases of R-S-V drop

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