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Flu on the rise in P.E.I.

The number of lab-confirmed cases of the flu on P.E.I. continues to rise, says Health PEI.

38 lab-confirmed cases of influenza, 19 admitted to hospital

Health PEI says 19 people have been admitted to hospital with influenza. (Shutterstock)
The number of lab-confirmed cases of the flu on P.E.I. continues to rise, says Health PEI.

So far this season, there have been a total of 38 lab-confirmed cases of influenza, with 19 people admitted to hospital, says Health PEI.

Two outbreaks were reported in long-term care facilities, but those are now over.

Confirmed cases have increased across the country recently, says health officials, and they anticipate more cases in P.E.I. over the coming weeks as well.

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