Temporary flu clinic closes in Edmonton
A temporary clinic to treat flu patients in Edmonton will close for the season at 11 p.m. Monday.
The clinic at the former Woodcroft Health Centre in Edmonton opened on Jan. 10, and was open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week.
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Alberta Health Services says 266 people were treated over 10 days -- not a high number, but still worthwhile, according to Dr. Chris Sikora, senior medical officer of health for Edmonton.
“Those are 266 people who didn’t have to go to our emergency department and potentially spread influenza to other people,” he said.
Sikora says the number of influenza cases has dropped, leading him to believe to think the outbreak has peaked.
Most of the cases in Alberta were of the H1N1 strain.