A Flu Season Like No Other
It’s been a historically bad flu season that started two months early in most of the Northern Hemisphere, and Canadians have not been spared, with children bearing the brunt of the virus’ ferocious assault.
It hit hard and fast. Over the course of Canada’s on-going flu season, more than 1,500 paediatric influenza-associated hospitalizations have been reported, including 183 children ending up in intensive care. The severity of this tough flu season has been exacerbated by reports of pharmacies nationwide experiencing unprecedented shortage of adult and children cold and flu medication.