Flu season coming to an end on Vancouver Island
Medical Health Officers on the Island are saying it’s been an average flu season and it’s coming to a end.
Doctor Charmaine Enns says cases across BC are trending downward after peaking in December and January.
The BC Centre for Disease Control says flu activity was higher than expected for much of the season because the main flu type, H3N2, didn’t match the vaccine as well as hoped.
That also led to another unusual feature of this flu season.
H3N2 tends to hit older people, and the CDC says there were a lot more outbreaks in long term care facilities than last flu season.