The Public Health Agency of Canada invites people to prepare for a fairly intense flu season this winter.
In its most recent influenza surveillance report, the Agency notes that it has observed that, at the national level, the influenza season started early this year and that influenza activity is gradually increasing.
The number and percentage of positive lab tests are higher for this time of the year compared to previous seasons.
In addition, the number of adult influenza-related hospitalizations, primary care clinic visits for influenza-like illness, and the number of regions reporting sporadic activity are higher than the rates expected for this period. ‘year.
The majority of influenza detections continue to be Type A (H3N2), although a high number of influenza B detections has also been reported by the Agency.
On the other hand, there is some information to suggest that the influenza vaccine distributed this fall may be of limited effectiveness.
Karen and her husband live on a plot of land in British Columbia. They aim to grow and raise a significant part of their food by maintaining a vegetable garden, keeping a flock of backyard chickens and foraging. They are also currently planning a move to a small cabin they hand built. Karen’s academic background in nutrition made her care deeply about real food and seek ways to obtain it. Thus sprung Anna’s interest in backyard gardening, chicken and goat keeping, recycling and self-sufficiency.