Peak of flu season still coming for Niagara

The flu is still moving through Niagara, and experts believe the peak of the season could still be weeks off.

Right now the region's public health website reports 5 influenza outbreaks this season, with 4 of those still active.

Canadians across the country are seeing similar results with the number of cases continuing to rise.

Infectious-disease experts are describing this flu season as "unusual'' citing the mix of two strains that are dominating this year's flu epidemic; some areas are even seeing an atypical 50-50 mix of the A and B strains.

To stop the spread of the flu wash your hands regularly, cough and sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve, and stay home if you are sick.