Flu season update: Fewer cases and zero deaths so far in Sask.

This flu season appears to be a lot milder than last year, according to Saskatchewan's chief medical health officer.

Health officials say flu shot more effective this season

There have been zero deaths in the province due to influenza so far this season, according to Saskatchewan's chief medical health officer.

When it comes to flu seasons, this one isn't so bad.

Saqib Shahab, Saskatchewan's chief medical health officer, said there were only a handful of new cases confirmed by labs this week.

Also, there have been no intensive care admissions or deaths in the province due to influenza since September 2015. 

A more effective flu shot 

Health officials have said this year's flu shot is working a lot better than last year's.

Still, Shahab said there are certain precautions everyone should take, including washing your hands when you get home.

"The most common way of getting the flu is you touch a door knob and then you touch your eyes or nose or mouth," he said.  

Shahab said it's also important to cough into your sleeve and avoid school or work if you're sick. 


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