18 flu-related deaths in Ottawa this season, officials say - News Summed Up

18 flu-related deaths in Ottawa this season, officials say


There have been 18 deaths from a total of 515 laboratory-confirmed cases of the flu this season in Ottawa, but officials say the real number could be much higher. The deaths include 17 seniors over 70 and one younger adult, according to public health officials, who say that is "just the tip of the iceberg." Changes to the way flu cases are trackedThe way health officials track the effects of different flu strains on the population is changing. Health officials in Ottawa have seen some unusual trends in this year's flu. If there is a silver lining to this year's flu season, it's this: according to Ottawa Public Health's latest information, flu activity this season seems to be slowing down.


Source: CBC News February 14, 2018 09:00 UTC


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