Flu numbers up and rising

It's shaping up to be a nasty flu season.

Canada's Public Health Agency releasing data in its weekly FluWatch report which finds the sneezing coughing season kicked off early this season, and the number of confirmed cases of flu across the country is already higher that previous years.

So far there have been 371 hospitalizations, with 21 people admitted to an ICU and eight deaths.

Health experts are concerned this year's flu vaccine may be only 10 percent effective against the emerging dominant strain, H3N2.