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  • ON: 6th death reported in the Waterloo Region

    Jeff Outhit, Record staff Mon Dec 10 2012 12:16:00

    Flu hits hard, killing child and three seniors

    'Waterloo Region currently has the highest number of influenza cases in the province, including four influenza-related deaths,' a public health report states.
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    WATERLOO REGION — The flu has killed a healthy child and three elderly residents as this region suffers through the worst influenza outbreak in the province.

    Attendance at community flu clinics fell 38 per cent this year. The clinics account for only a small portion of immunizations.

    The child who died was younger than 10 and previously healthy, but did not have a flu shot, according to the local public health department. Officials would not release any more information, reportedly to protect the child’s identity.

    Three elderly residents who died had underlying health issues. Influenza A contributed to their deaths.
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    Re: ON: 5th death reported in the Waterloo Region


    Another death in Waterloo Region because of the flu
    Laura Carney Dec 19, 2012 06:58:22 PM

    There are now 5 confirmed deaths in the region as a result of the influenza virus.

    The latest, an elderly person who had been suffering from underlying health conditions.

    The Associate Medical Officer of Health with the Region of Waterloo Public Health, Dr. Hsiu-Li-Wang tells 570 News this is common during a regular flu season...


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      Re: ON: 5th death reported in the Waterloo Region


      Jeff Outhit, Record staff
      Wed Jan 02 2013 16:55:00
      Worst of flu season may be over

      WATERLOO REGION — The local flu season may have peaked after helping to kill five and sickening more than 200 others.

      New figures suggest the virus is ramping down after striking early and hard in the fall, turning this region into the flu capital of Ontario. The latest tally stands at 230 confirmed local cases since August.

      “The rate of new cases is slowing down,” said Dr. Hsiu-Li Wang, associate medical officer of health. “It’s likely peaked...


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        Re: ON: 6th death reported in the Waterloo Region


        Jeff Outhit, Record staff
        Tue Jan 08 2013 16:50:00

        Flu toll rises to six deaths this season

        WATERLOO REGION — Another elderly resident had died partly from flu, bringing the flu-related death toll to six this season.

        A year ago the region saw four deaths. Two years ago there were eight...