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New Brunswick Influenza 2017-18: 13 fatalities

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  • New Brunswick Influenza 2017-18: 13 fatalities

    New Brunswick is reporting 11 flu-related deaths through Week 3.

    "I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." - Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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    Flu cases in New Brunswick rise to 738 with double whammy of A and B strains
    Not too late to get flu shot, health official advises after 207 hospitalizations and 13 deaths

    CBC News Posted: Feb 05, 2018 2:19 PM AT Last Updated: Feb 05, 2018 2:19 PM AT

    As the number of flu cases in New Brunswick continues to rise with a double whammy of influenza strains in the province this season, health officials are still encouraging people to get the vaccine.

    "It's not too late," Dr. Jennifer Russell, the province's acting chief medical officer of health, said Monday.

    There have been 738 reported cases of the flu so far ? 537 Influenza A and 201 Influenza B, as of Jan. 27, said Russell.

    That includes 207 hospitalizations and 13 deaths, she said.

    "We're several weeks ahead of where we would have been last [season]," said Russell...