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First Confirmed Influenza A Case Within The Cochrane District

The first influenza A case of the season has been identified in the Cochrane District.

The Porcupine Health Unit says the first case popped up in Timmins on Monday.

Public Health Nurse Stephanie Brunet-Guppy says with the first case being identified people can now expect more cases can to start showing up within the district.

Brunet-Guppy says they are encouraging anyone who is feeling sick to please stay home and rest.

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She says you may feel as if you are healthy and unaffected, but you can still be a carrier of the infection.

Brunet-Guppy says the infection spreads easily and has noticeable symptoms attached with it such as a fever, sore throat, headaches, coughing and feeling worn out.

The influenza vaccines are still available at the PHU, local pharmacies and your local doctor’s office.

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