Across Ontario, influenza has been hitting young children, but the picture is a little different in the Quinte area.
Almost half the cases in Ontario are the H1N1 strain which affects children, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada report.
Hastings Prince Edward health unit manager of communicable diseases Bill Sherlock says, of the 24 cases reported in Quinte, only three were children.
The Canadian health agency reports 43% of the cases in Ontario so far this season are children, compared to about 20% last year.
And, Sherlock says, “It’s not too late to get a flu shot.”
Last year, officials had reported more of the flu strain H3N2, which affects older people.