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14 March 2012 08:29
People in Calgary are being urged to get a flu shot
Holidaymakers with existing medical conditions are being urged to take out
travel insurance with medical conditions before heading to Calgary after the Canadian city saw a surge in influenza cases.
Alberta Health Services said the city has experienced a relatively mild flu season so far, with a total of 124 cases confirmed by March 3, but a quarter (31) of infections were reported in the last week alone.
There were also three more influenza outbreaks last week, one in a school and two in care facilities.
Dr Judy MacDonald, the medical officer of health for the Calgary zone, said: "This is just the tip of the iceberg, it's only people who've had tests done. It's a bare indication of what's going on out there in the community."
Clinics in the Calgary zone said they will offer the last flu vaccinations on March 31 and urged anyone who is not yet immunised to get a flu shot.
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