Despite the unusually cold temperatures this winter, it wasn’t enough to make British Columbians too sick.
According to the BC Centre for Disease Control, the region’s flu numbers are remarkably normal.
Doctor Danuta Skowronski says while influenza activity remains high in the province, it will still take a couple of weeks to find out if the H3N2 virus has peaked.
She says outbreaks are average, despite it beginning early in the season.
“Activity has been ongoing since before the holiday period, but really we saw more more substantial upswing after the holiday.”
She adds with every season there’s particular concern for the elderly, and there have been many care facility outbreaks this year.
She says if they do experience a flu-like illness, they should seek medical care early.