The needles and syringes used to vaccinate against influenza will be on display in Virgil, Ontario on October 5, 2020. The 2021 flu season will go down in history as an unprecedented epidemic. (Tara Walton / Canadian Press)
Odawa — The 2021 flu season will go down in history as an unprecedented epidemic.
By this time of the year, Canada typically recorded an average of more than 43,000 confirmed cases of influenza.
However, this year, the Public Health Agency of Canada said that as of March 20, only 66 cases had been confirmed.
Federal agencies say the number of cases is so low that they haven’t even reached the threshold for declaring that the flu season has begun.
There is no evidence of influenza prevalence in the community, no outbreaks have been confirmed, and the number of hospitalizations and deaths from influenza is zero.
Dr. Teresatam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, said public health measures being implemented to slow the spread of COVID-19 not only repelled the flu, but also helped other infectious diseases such as measles. Stated. ..