Flu numbers down in NB

Less New Brunswickers are catching the flu than expected this year.

The Department of Health says there have been 19 cases of influenza reported in the province.

Prior to Christmas there were just five lab confirmed cases.

Director of communicable diseases with the department, Shelly Landsburg, says its too early to say what kind of season we'll have.

Health officials say this year's flu shot contains vaccines which are a good match for the virus that are currently circulating Canada.