Flu Linked Deaths in Alberta Down this Year from last Season

By The Canadian Press
June 21, 2016 - 7:10am

CALGARY: Alberta Health Services says 62 deaths in the province this year have been linked to the flu.

The department has released a final report on the most recent flu season.

It says the number of flu-related fatalities is down from 90 deaths during the previous season.

Dr. Judy MacDonald says there were over 5,000 lab-confirmed cases of influenza A and B throughout Alberta.

She says about 27 per cent of people got a flu shot this year, down slightly from 2015.

MacDonald says the flu season came late and lasted longer than expected.

 

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