|(QMI Agency files) |
The spread of influenza has been linked to Canada's weather patterns.
Researchers from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., found the flu travels west to east with lower temperatures and humidity.
In the study, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the researchers said the findings could have an impact on when flu vaccines are administered across the country.
Researchers studied influenza patters from October 1999 to August 2012 to discover the pattern of the illness moving from west to east as temperatures drop in the fall.
This study is linked to previous research suggesting closing elementary schools during an outbreak can slow the spread of influenza.
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