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  • Canada: Alberta sees 1st flu death as health system deals with early, tough season

    Source: https://globalnews.ca/news/4690058/a...-calgary-zone/

    Alberta sees 1st flu death as health system deals with early, tough season
    Heide Pearson By Heide Pearson Online Journalist Global News

    One person in the Calgary zone has died from the flu this year, marking Alberta’s first flu-related death of the 2018-2019 season.

    Alberta Health Services confirmed Thursday that one person with a lab-confirmed case of influenza died.

    This comes one day after a Calgary emergency room doctor told Global News the region can expect to see “many more hospitalizations” due to the virus this year...

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    Source: https://calgaryherald.com/news/local...calgary-so-far

    More than 900 cases of influenza confirmed in Calgary so far

    Yolande Cole
    Updated: November 23, 2018


    More than 900 cases of influenza have been recorded in Calgary so far this season, according to the latest information released by Alberta Health Services.

    While 922 cases of lab-confirmed Influenza A have been recorded in the Calgary zone, just 184 cases have been documented in the Edmonton area, 75 in central Alberta and 56 in the south part of the province...

    ...In Calgary, 200 people have so far been admitted to hospital with the respiratory illness...

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