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It's Been a Rough Year for the Flu Vaccine

Jason Tetro | Posted 03.08.2015 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Now that the flu season is coming to an end in Canada, many public health officials will be taking a look back to reflect on the year to see what went right and what went wrong. Upon closer inspection of the details, the problems deal more with unforeseen circumstances than error.

The Flu Vaccine Was Basically Useless This Year

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2015 | Canada Living

TORONTO - This year's flu vaccine offers little or no protection in Canada against becoming sick enough to require medical care, a study published Thu...

Canada Is One Flu-Ridden Country Right Now

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 01.26.2015 | Canada Living

Health agencies across Canada are reporting higher than usual numbers of the flu this year as communities across the country get infected by the bug. ...

Why This Flu Season Shouldn't Shock You

Jason Tetro | Posted 03.21.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgThe 2012-2013 influenza virus season has shocked North America with its early start and high numbers of both cases as well as deaths. Yet the surge of concern and panic is somewhat unwarranted, especially considering the world knew almost eight months ago that this was coming.

London Gets the Gold Medal in Hygiene

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.11.2012 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.pngFar away from the headlines of this headline-grabbing Olympics is an important lesson that can bring solace to almost every germaphobe. Unlike any other Olympics before, these Games have shown that preventing infection is not only possible, but also relatively easily accomplished.

Could New Swine Flu Go Pandemic?

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - A new study says flu viruses of swine origin that caused a dozen infections in the United States in the second half of last year appear to h...

New Swine Flu Strain May Be Spreading Between People

CBC | Posted 03.05.2012 | Canada

A new strain of the swine flu virus called A(H3N2) may now be spreading through person-to-person contact, the Public Health Agency of Cana...

New Flu Virus Warning

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2012 | Canada

The World Health Organization is urging countries to be on the lookout for new flu viruses.The WHO is stressing the importance of monitoring for new v...