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‘Tis the season for flu: one case confirmed

Right in time for Christmas, influenza-A has arrived in our region.

The Porcupine Health Unit confirms the first case of it in its catchment area, but provides no other details.

In a news release, the health unit emphasizes that the best defence against the flu is vaccination.  It’s available at the health unit, doctor’s offices and pharmacies.

If you can’t get a shot, you’re advised to wash your hands often, cough and sneeze into your sleeve, keep commonly touched surfaces clean, and if you feel sick, stay home.

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