Winnipeg struck by three influenza strains, health officials left scrambling
Alexandra Mae Jones writer
Published Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:00PM EST

TORONTO -- Flu season has hit Winnipeg with three times the power due to multiple strains of the virus circulating at once, leaving health officials scrambling.

In some emergency rooms across Winnipeg this January, it’s been standing room only -- the seats are full of people suffering from flu symptoms. Doctors have been telling family members to leave the seats for the sickest patients.

The cause of the uptick in patients is due to three separate flu strains attacking the population, according to health officials. They are seeing cases of influenza A and B, as well as cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a lung infection that usually affects children.

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says that some patients may have to be sent to hospitals outside of the city for care due to the volume of people affected...