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Influenza confirmed in Nunavut

01 December 2017 

Public Health Advisory

 

Influenza confirmed in Nunavut

The Department of Health is advising Nunavummiut that Influenza virus is confirmed and active in three communities, and expected to spread quickly to all 25.

Influenza symptoms include: fever, chills, cough, nausea, sore muscles and feeling tired. People who have the flu or flu-like symptoms should stay home.

Protect yourself, your family and your community and remember that babies and Elders are most at risk! The flu vaccine is free and available at all community health centres in Nunavut, and at Iqaluit Public Health, building 1091.

Following these steps can help stop the spread of the virus:

• Get immunized.

• Cough or sneeze into your sleeve.

• Wash your hands often.

• Stay home when you feel sick.

• Don’t smoke indoors or near babies.

For more information please visit www.flunu.ca or download the Flu Facts factsheet available on The Department of Health’s website.

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Media Contact:

Ron Wassink
Communications Specialist
Department of Health
867-975-5710
rwassink@gov.nu.ca