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This flu has already caused 18 deaths and 31 outbreaks, and the season is not over yet (Windsor ON)

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  • This flu has already caused 18 deaths and 31 outbreaks, and the season is not over yet (Windsor ON)

    Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windso...reak-1.4572732


    This flu has already caused 18 deaths and 31 outbreaks, and the season is not over yet
    Last year, 7 flu outbreaks were declared at long-term care homes this year that number jumped to 31
    CBC News Posted: Mar 12, 2018 2:37 PM ET Last Updated: Mar 12, 2018 2:37 PM ET

    Three times as many seniors have died of the flu this year compared to last year, and the number of outbreaks has quadrupled and the season is far from over.

    Last year, seven flu outbreaks were declared at area homes this year that number jumped to 31.

    "We track flu-related deaths in those long-term care homes and last year we had six. This year we're up to 18, so that's a pretty significant number," explained Lora Piccinin, manager of infectious disease control at the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit...
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