The flu causes about 12,200 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths in Canada each year. Who should get a flu shot this year? What happens if they don’t?
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Canadian Geographic is published by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, which is dedicated to promoting and enhancing public awareness for Canadian geography, and to strengthening the bond between Canadians and their diverse and vast geographical heritage. The Society is one of Canada’s oldest non-profit educational organizations. Learn more at rcgs.org.
This interactive project was independently created by Canadian Geographic. It was funded in part by Sanofi Pasteur. Visit sanofi.com for more information.
In 2018, the Society helped create Unmasking Influenza – The 1918 Spanish Flu in Canada, detailing preparing for the next pandemic as a commemorative educational initiative.
Produced by Sound Venture Productions and The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and in collaboration with key supporting partners, Unmasking Influenza breathes new life into this global story of disease, death and tragedy — a story that has been largely forgotten…until now.
Visit the site at spanishflu.canadiangeographic.ca.
For data sources, please see the Sources page. We encourage you to play through each interactive narrative available, as each is different.
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