The problem with the flu season is that it started in September 2019, and until now, the reports are showing 1.050 cases of influenza, five deaths, and thirty outbreaks in the long-term facilities from Saskatchewan.
Also, the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has around 16 admissions from the flu. The seniors and adults are also affected, three of the five deaths being the older adults and two adults. The medical facility also had a case of a child under five years old.
The A strain H3N2 is the name for the common flu that is circulating right now. Everyone can take the flu, and the age is not an exception; unfortunately, the elderly ones are more affected.
The problem with this flu and its many cases is the fact that besides the A strain, the B strain comes along at the same time. Usually, the B strain started in February or March, but now something strange is happening.
The flu season in Saskatchewan makes victims
Strain B is affecting more young people than the A strain. Dr. Theresa Tam, who is the Canadian chief public health, is saying that the risk is higher when we talk about children. However, Saskatchewan hadn’t had this kind of problem.
Many cases of flu usually appear in the peak of the flu, but it seems that the parents are more aware of the need to vaccinate their children. If more parents are protecting their children, the effect will be protective.
Also, the number of flu vaccines got higher this years in Saskatchewan, around 436.000 doses, and the people that got the flu shot last year was increased as well. If you don’t know the difference between the flu and the common cold, you can watch the symptoms.
Unfortunately, this flu is not acting as a common cold. The first thing that you will feel is aches and pain in the body. The pain from your throat will come alongside a fever that lasts for three days. After that, tiredness will hit you for a week. To sum up, you should stay at home, drink lots of fluids, and get a worm.