Tue, Jan 23: Thanks to a less than effective flu vaccine confirmed cases of the virus have spiked and as Jamie Mauracher found, the increase in patients is over extending an already stressed heath care system.
For many, winter means flu season and this year, medical experts say the virus is taking a toll on Greater Toronto Areahealth-care system.“Influenza A is a little bit higher than it should be, but influenza B is off the charts higher,” ER doctor Brett Belchetz told Global News, adding the increase is due in part to a low efficacy rate of the flu shot.
She’s only hours old, but Mila Rand is already causing quite a stir. The seven-pound-eight-ounce baby was born in a car on the side of Highway 407 early Monday. “We were shocked,” mother Heidi Rand told Global News from Oakville Trafalgar Hospital on Monday afternoon. It was just before midnight when the Burlington couple decided to make their way to Credit Valley Hospital to meet their midwife who was supposed to help them to deliver their second child.
@rand_joe@JeremyGlobalTV Joe! This is amazing. Would love to touch base and do a story on your newest additions unique entry into the world. Glad to hear everyone is doing well! Are you in hospital in Oakville? It’s my hometown so I know it well. You can call me 4169981308 or DM kayla or myself.
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Selecting a term
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