Dec 01, 2023

By Bob Komsic

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No need to ask when, flu season’s already arrived in this country.




The Public Health Agency of Canada says the rate of tests that were positive stayed above its threshold of 5% for two straight weeks.

As of November 25, 7.5% of those tested for influenza across Canada were positive.

Mount Sinai Hospital Dr. Allison McGeer says the number of cases is rising and that there’ll be a lot of flu going around in a few weeks.

The hospital’s infectious disease specialist adds that means now is a good time to get the flu shot as it takes about two weeks to prime immune systems.

McGeer also says the dominant strain now will be influenza A type H1N1, which is a good match for the vaccine.

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