Third flu death confirmed in Ottawa

Modesto Morganelli
Febbraio 9, 2019

Flu rates, which were falling, have increased again.

Rates were highest in highest in children and adults aged less than 65 years.

As for flu outbreaks, the public health agency reported one new outbreak last week, bring the total number of influenza A outbreaks this season to 12.

According to weekly surveillance reports published by Ottawa Public Health (OPH), the third influenza-related death occurred at some point last week.

Swine flu is the dominant virus circulating in the community, with influenza (H3N2) and influenza B also posing a risk although to a much lesser extent.

The OPH say they continue to receive flu vaccine from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and that it remains available in physician offices and some pharmacies.

It is still not too late to get vaccinated.

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