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Five flu deaths in Alberta; 2 kids, 3 adults, all unvaccinated

At a news conference in Alberta on Thursday health officials said there have been five flu deaths this season. Only 25 percent of Albertans have had a flu shot and officials say it's not too late to get one and benefit from it.

Flu-related deaths in Alberta for 2014-15 season a record 103

The 2014-15 flu season took a terrible toll in Alberta as the number of deaths reached over 100 for the first time in the province's history. Overall Canada had more flu deaths than it has had in several flu seasons.

A 'severe flu season' or maybe not says the CDC

The H3N2 flu virus seems to be the primary strain going around this season. The CDC has already confirmed that this year's flu vaccine is not as effective because the H3N2 virus has already mutated, warning us this flu season may be severe.

Scientists may shortly be able to predict the flu

Scientists have developed a formula that can predict the evolution of the seasonal flu for the next year. This will allow health providers to prepare and the public to be aware of the most serious instances of flu.

CDC reports flu season escalating rapidly

The CDC reports outbreaks of the influenza virus have escalated rapidly within the past week — with flu season yet to peak.

North American flu season could be complicated with H3N2 virus

With mass media attention circulating around the worldwide H1N1 pandemic, little focus has been put on this season's more virulent flu variety found in the H3N2 bug. The presence of both varieties could make for a complicated flu season.

Steady flu transmissions cause CDC to see 'something different'

Ongoing transmission of the H1N1 flu virus throughout the United States causes CDC to claim 'something different' is happening.

Flu season is on us once again

Flu season is once again upon us. Flu season starts in October and runs through April. When you get a flu shot it normally takes up to two weeks before it is at its full strength.

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The flu vaccine helps keep Canadian kids healthy and smiling during flu season.  This year in Ontari...
The flu vaccine helps keep Canadian kids healthy and smiling during flu season. This year in Ontario it will be available to kids in both needle and nasal spray form.
Harvest season also mean flu season.
Harvest season also mean flu season.
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