Significant increase in flu-related deaths and hospitalizations across Alberta | Globalnews.ca

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The south region has now reported its first flu-related death.

In Calgary, Alberta Health Services says:

Ten individuals have died after having lab-confirmed influenza at the time of death; None of the fatal cases had been immunized; Eight were between 18 and 64 years old; Two were over age 65; Two of the 10 fatal cases had A H3N2; seven of 10 had A H1N1, one was Influenza A untyped.

In Edmonton, Alberta Health Services says:

Eleven individuals have died after having lab-confirmed influenza at the time of death; Nine of the fatal cases had not been immunized; One person had received only one of the two doses that were recommended this season to be fully protected against influenza; One was considered immunized; Two were less than 18 years old; Seven were between 18 and 64 years old; Two were over age 65; All 11 fatal cases had A H1N1.

In the South Zone, Alberta Health Services says:

One individual has died after having lab-confirmed influenza at the time of death; This person had not been immunized; Was 65 years of age or older; Had influenza A H3N2.

In the Central Zone, Alberta Health Services says:

Three individuals have died after having lab-confirmed influenza at the time of death; None of the deceased had been immunized; All were between 18 and 64 years old; All three fatal cases had A H1N1.

In the North Zone, Alberta Health Services says:

Two individuals have died after having lab-confirmed influenza at the time of death; Neither of the deceased had been immunized; Both were between 18 and 64 years old; Both fatal cases had A H1N1.

Source: Significant increase in flu-related deaths and hospitalizations across Alberta | Globalnews.ca

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