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Reduce your chances of getting flu

With the annual flu season underway, the annual influenza-related controversies are also making the rounds. They started last summer, with problems at Canada’s main flu-vaccine production facility in Quebec. A shortfall of vaccine doses resulted, forcing the Canada’s Public Health Agency to place orders with other suppliers. By the start Read more →

Influenza precautions, by Mike Licht

New apps help virus information go viral

This week, the Weather Network’s Flu Report shows significant numbers of influenza cases in the Lower Mainland. Google Flu Trends provides less detail — it rates all of B.C. as having high flu activity. Google Flu Trends tallies Google searches for information about influenza-like illness to estimate real-time flu activity Read more →

Flu vaccinations make a good investment

An elderly woman was found dead and three people sick with flu-like illness were taken off a Vancouver-Toronto train in Parry Sound, Ont., on Dec. 29. This incident demonstrates how serious infections like influenza can be. Before the holidays, we heard flu season started early this year. And with people Read more →