In total, there have been close to 290 lab confirmed cases of the flu across Alberta, almost all of those are influenza "A".
Alberta Health Services reporting a number of influenza cases already across the province. In total, there have been close to 290 lab confirmed cases almost all of those are influenza "A". Here in the south zone, 8 people have been been admitted to hospital with the flu and one person who died recently in southern Alberta had a confirmed case of influenza. Across Alberta so far this season, the flu vaccine has been given to more than 424,000 people. “It's important to remember the influenza disease data we capture in our weekly updates is considered a mere fraction of the influenza activity that is actually impacting our friends, loved ones and neighbours,” says Dr. Gerry Predy, AHS’ Senior Medical Officer of Health. “Not all cases of influenza are lab-confirmed and not all cases require hospitalization; however, by consistently sharing the influenza disease information that we do capture, we are still ensuring Albertans understand the stark reality of influenza. - Pat Siedlecki