Flu to blame as Winnipeg emergency rooms 'at or over' capacity for last 10 days: health officials
Early and aggressive flu season, not closures, causing crowded ERs, says Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
By Laura Glowacki, CBC News Posted: Dec 21, 2017 7:15 PM CT Last Updated: Dec 21, 2017 7:15 PM CT

The flu is hitting Manitobans earlier and with more severe symptoms than last year, and that's putting pressure on Winnipeg hospitals, say provincial health officials.

There are nearly as many people in Manitoba with the flu right now as there were during the peak of the cold and flu season last winter, said the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority's Lori Lamont.

Since September, four people have died from the flu, while 25 people have been hospitalized for the illness. Ninety-four people have tested positive for the flu, according to the latest data from Manitoba Health...