Drug shortages could spell tough flu season for some Manitobans, pharmacist says – Winnipeg

Drug shortages could spell tough flu season for some Manitobans, pharmacist says – Winnipeg

It’s never a good time to get sick, but Manitoba pharmacists urge people to take all the preventative measures they can this flu season due to a shortage of adult cold medicine. Tim Smith, Pharmacists Manitoba Pharmacy Practice Advisor, told 680 CJOB’s The beginning the problem could continue, since it is not known when the … Read more

How to handle the flu this winter

How to handle the flu this winter

As winter begins, so does flu season, following its last peak during the monsoon months in tropical and subtropical climates. This season, experts have warned that the burden of flu could be significant, due to a worrying phenomenon of “immunity debt” around the world. This is the lack of exposure to common viruses because people … Read more

Flu and respiratory illnesses trending down at Metro Detroit hospitals

Flu and respiratory illnesses trending down at Metro Detroit hospitals

This is our weekly summary of the diseases that are spreading the most in metro Detroit communities, according to our local doctors and hospitals. Local doctors share their notes on What’s Going Around: Wayne County: Dr. Jason Vieder — Emergency Department at Henry Ford Medical Center Fairlane “The flu and most respiratory illnesses have decreased. … Read more

Pikes Peak region could be ‘over the hump’ of infections amid severe early flu season | Health

Pikes Peak region could be ‘over the hump’ of infections amid severe early flu season |  Health

The worst of the current respiratory disease season, in which flu and RSV cases have spiked alarmingly and aggressively, may be in the rear view mirror, health officials said during the El County Board of Health meeting. I pass on Wednesday. According to Dr. Bernadette Albanese, co-medical director for El Paso County Public Health, the … Read more

Is cold and flu season really worse this year?

Is cold and flu season really worse this year?

Does it look like more people will catch colds and flus this year? And, when they do, do they complain that it’s taking them longer to get over them? There’s a lot of talk on social media about this, causing people to have floating ideas about why this might be. Often, the answers are based … Read more

Influenza cases in Alberta continue downward trend in the first week of 2023

Influenza cases in Alberta continue downward trend in the first week of 2023

In the first week of 2023, the number of Albertans admitted to hospital, sent to the ICU, or who died from influenza continued all the rise across the board, even as week-over-week cases trend lower. Between December 31, 2022 and January 7, Alberta Health reported 13 more deaths and 106 more hospitalizations than the previous … Read more

Manitoba dad who nearly lost son to flu warns others about illness – Winnipeg

Manitoba dad who nearly lost son to flu warns others about illness – Winnipeg

Carson Callum shares his family’s experience in hopes of warning others after his son fell ill with influenza and almost died. The Manitoba father told Global News that his 19-month-old son, Sullivan, had a high fever that started on Christmas night and did not seem to be improving after several days. “It seemed like it … Read more