‘Exceptionally low’: Canada’s flu season drops amid coronavirus restrictions

At this point during last year’s flu season, Canada had already recorded 711 positive cases of influenza. So far this year, there have been just 17. “Influenza is way behind … Read More

Roy Green: Do not let COVID-19 convince you to ignore any other health concerns

On Oct. 24, 2000, I was roughly on my family’s schedule for a fatal encounter with heart disease as foretold by the deaths of my father at age 40 and … Read More

Coronavirus prevention crushed Australia’s flu season. Can Canada expect the same?

It’s the peak of flu season in Australia. At least it should be. Usually, flu season runs through Australia’s winter — Canada’s summer — and officials look to Australia for … Read More

‘I would just like my legs back’: Calgary police officer loses both legs after battle with influenza

A Calgary police officer is recovering at Foothills Medical Centre after losing his legs in a battle with the flu. All his life, Jason Bramham has been an active and … Read More

Influenza rates are at record low thanks to distancing during coronavirus, data shows

Global social distancing rules targeting coronavirus have pushed influenza infection rates to a record low, early figures show, signaling that the measures are having an unprecedented impact on other communicable … Read More

Influenza rates at record low thanks to distancing during coronavirus, data suggests

Global social distancing rules targeting coronavirus have pushed influenza infection rates to a record low, early figures show, signaling that the measures are having an unprecedented impact on other communicable … Read More

New flu strain in China with ‘pandemic potential’ needs watching, researchers say

A new flu virus found in Chinese pigs has become more infectious to humans and needs to be watched closely in case it becomes a potential “pandemic virus,” a study … Read More

Coronavirus lockdowns might be delaying flu season in the southern hemisphere

As the southern hemisphere enters its winter season, it seems like flu season is running a little behind. Lockdowns and distancing measures are designed to prevent the spread of the … Read More

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