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  • HealthLink BC
    British Columbians have trusted health information at their fingertips with just a phone call or a click away with HealthLink BC.
    Just three numbers - 8-1-1 - on the phone or online at HealthLink BC means easy access to non-emergency health information and services. Speak with a nurse about your symptoms, consult with a pharmacist about your medication questions, or get healthy eating advice from a dietitian. You can also find the health services and resources you need, closest to you. Any time of the day or night, every day of the year, HealthLink BC is as close as your phone or the web 24/7.
  • Heart & Stroke Foundation
  • BC Transplant Society

Influenza

Influenza, often called the ‘flu’, is an infection of the nose, throat and lungs caused by an influenza virus.

A person with influenza is also at risk of other infections. These include viral or bacterial pneumonia, an infection of the lungs. The risk of complications is greater for seniors 65 years and older, very young children, and people who have lung or heart diseases, certain chronic health problems, or weakened immune systems. Healthy pregnant women in the second half of their pregnancy are at greater risk of being hospitalized following infection with seasonal influenza virus.

In Canada, it is estimated that between 2,000 to 8,000 people die from seasonal influenza and its complications every year.

Additional information on Seasonal Flu and H1N1

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