In­creased flu ac­tiv­ity prompts call to get im­mu­nized

The Southwest Booster - - FRONT PAGE - SUB­MIT­TED

As the hol­i­day sea­son draws closer, the Cy­press Health Re­gion would like to ad­vise the pub­lic that there are in­creas­ing in­ci­dences of in­fluenza and other res­pi­ra­tory ill­ness mov­ing through the com­mu­ni­ties in the health re­gion and prov­ince.

The in­fluenza sea­son will last sev­eral months with a num­ber of in­fluenza strains cir­cu­lat­ing, and there are spe­cific strains that will pre­dom­i­nate at any par­tic­u­lar time.

“Im­mu­niza­tion is the most ef­fec­tive mea­sure to pre­vent in­fluenza,” says Dr. David Torr, Con­sult­ing Med­i­cal Health Of­fi­cer for the Cy­press Health Re­gion.

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