The Ministry of Health has issued the following statement:
"It is influenza season and many with flu-like symptoms may be wondering about the best way to seek medical attention. If you have influenza, you can be highly infectious and an unnecessary visit to the emergency room, clinic or doctor's office, could put others at risk. Calling 8-1-1 from the comfort of home provides 24-hour access to professional medical advice while also helping reduce the spread of the flu."
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