Adults Are More Flu Less Than They Think

Adults Are More Flu Less Than They Think

While it may seem like the flu is an annual problem, odds are adults are blaming the wrong bug. The reality is that flu resistance gets better with age. Once adults are more or less over 30, they get the flu far less than most people think. A new British study suggests that the typical […]

Avian Influenza Case in British Columbia

Avian Influenza Case in British Columbia

Avian Influenza has been found in British Columbia, now there are two cases of the Avian Influenza or AI. Dr. Bonnie Henry British Columbian Deputy Provincial Health Officer and Dr. Gregory Taylor Canadian Chief Public Health Officer have both agreed that the second person with H7N9 has tested positive for it in British Columbia. The […]

Influenza and the Elderly

Influenza and the Elderly

Influenza attacks can affect the elderly to extreme degrees, often with fatal results. It is estimated that 90 percent of influenza related deaths occur among the 65 and over age group. As immune systems get older, they get weaker, and are more vulnerable to viruses and infections. These attack older people differently. They need to […]