Although flu activity considered high for this time of year, BC CDC says peak season has probably passed



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The bi Center for Disease Control says the peak flu cure is likely to pass, but activity remains high for this time of year. Photo courtesy of CBC.
The bi Center for Disease Control says the peak flu cure is likely to pass, but activity remains high for this time of year. Photo courtesy of CBC.

The flu beetle continues to take a bite, but the worst is over.

It is the most recent bulletin of the influenza surveillance, the B.C. Center for Disease Control (BC CDC) says flu activity between January 6 and 12 showed that the province has passed peak time.

But the center says people coming down with the flu will probably remain high for the next few weeks since it's the most common time to catch the disease.

The BC CDC says since week 40 of 2018, starting October 1, nearly all cases of positive tests are influenza A, with more than 90 percent of those being the H1N1 strain.

Three-square-foot H1N1 detections are among non-elderly adults and particularly hard-hit children less than 10 years old.

BC CDC says older adults, aged 65 and over, have accounted for 67% of the H3 N2 detections.

Officials say positive influenza tests at B.C. Laboratories have seen a downward trend in the week two of 2019 compared to levels seen in week 52 of 2018.

Blood symptoms include fever or chills, muscle soreness and other body ions, sore throat, runny nose and fatigue.

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