Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Canada's swine flu cases jump to 13, all mild

From Reuters:
The number of confirmed cases of swine flu in Canada increased to 13 on Tuesday, as Canadians were urged to avoid unnecessary travel to Mexico and tour operators postponed flights between the countries.

Ontario, the country's most populous province, confirmed its first four swine flu cases, and Alberta said it now had two cases. British Columbia, which already had two cases, said it now had three.

"Thankfully all of these cases have been mild," said Federal Health Minister Leona Aqlukkag.

Provincial health officials said all the people who have contracted the flu had recently travelled to Mexico, which is a popular holiday destination for Canadians.

Canada has predicted the number of confirmed swine flu cases in the country would increase as screening continued. ..more

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