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    Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-br...influenza.html

    Flu outbreak crowding Canadian emergency rooms
    Early spread of H3N2 flu virus affecting thousands of people nationwide
    CBC News
    Posted: Jan 3, 2013 6:37 PM AT
    Last Updated: Jan 3, 2013 7:52 PM AT

    Thousands of Canadians celebrated the holiday season feeling a bit feverish, knocked off their feet by a strain of influenza thatís hurried across the country earlier than in years past.

    The latest edition of the Public Health Agency of Canada report said localized influenza activity, commonly known as the flu, was reported in 11 provinces and territories during the first week of December.

    According to Health Canada, there were around 3,500 cases of influenza in the country as of Dec. 15. By the same time in 2011, there were only 182 cases...
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