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Flu outbreak in care homes

Four Vancouver Island long-term care facilities have been hit with an influenza outbreak.

Three are in the Nanaimo-Parksville area, and one in Victoria.

Island Health says the affected facilities are Eden Gardens and Origin at Longwood, in Nanaimo, Trillium Lodge, in Parksville, and Glengarry Hospital, in Victoria.

“We’re seeing two different types of strains arriving at the same time. This makes it even more challenging,” medical health officer Dr. Paul Hasselback told CTV. “One of them is a bit milder, one of them is a bit more severe, that’s our A and B types of influenza.”

– with files from CTV Vancouver Island



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