From February 23 to 29 of this year, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) reported that seasonal influenza activity rates were high across Canada for children ages 5 and under as well as adults ages 65 and up.

However, influenza activity in the Peel Region was only moderate with only 47 new laboratory-confirmed cases reported during the reported week. There have been 1466 in total since the beginning of the season in September.

Public Health Agency of Canada has reported that people most at risk of influenza are pregnant women, kids and adults with chronic health conditions, people in nursing homes, elderly people ages 65 and up, children ages 3 and under and Indigenous people.

The province reminds us that prevention of spreading the flu comes down to washing your hands and trying not to touch your face. You can also disinfect doorknobs, keyboards, countertops, etc if you are concerned about exposure.

Learn more about the symptoms and what to do if you think you have the flu here.

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