Fall flu season could be more intense in N.S.

Chief public health officer says peopleshould be prepared for more cases in the fall, and they could be moresevere

Health officials in Nova Scotia say the fall flu season could be far more intense in the wake of the H1N1 outbreak.

 


Robert Strang, the province's chief public health officer, says people
should be prepared for more cases in the fall, and they could be more
severe.

 


Strang says history has shown that previous flu pandemics have had recurrences in the following flu season.

 


There are 69 cases of swine flu in Nova Scotia and all have been mild, but Strang says that could change this fall.

 

He says everyone from small to large businesses, schools and
health authorities should be prepared for having a bulk of their
workforce out sick with the flu.

Many of the province's cases are linked to a school in the
Annapolis Valley, but there are 15 that have no ties to the students
who travelled to Mexico in March.

 
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