Flu cases spike in B.C., with 28 recent outbreaks in hospitals and long-term care facilities

January 4, 2015 11:42 PM

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The latest statistics from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control show that of patients tested for the flu, 31 per cent of results were positive in Week 51 of 2014 and 45 per cent in Week 52, with the majority of cases being the H3N2 strain.

In the last two weeks for which there are stats, Dec. 14-27, there were 28 new influenza outbreaks, including 25 in long-term care facilities and three in acute care,

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