Two New Confirmed Cases Of H1N1 Flu Virus (Human Swine Flu) In Ontario



    All Cases Are Mild And Recovering At Home

    TORONTO, May 3 /CNW/ -

    NEWS

    Dr. David Williams, Ontario's Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health,
says there are two new confirmed cases of H1N1 flu virus (human swine flu),
bringing the total number of cases in Ontario to 16.
    Laboratory testing has confirmed that the H1N1 flu virus is the same as
the one in Mexico and the United States.
    One of the new cases is the result of person-to-person transmission in
Ontario. The individual acquired the illness from a close contact that
travelled to Mexico. The second new case acquired the illness from a confirmed
case while travelling to the United States.
    The two new cases are in Toronto.
    All of the cases to date are considered mild and the individuals are
recovering at home.

    
    The breakdown of the Ontario cases is as follows:
    -  Six men and ten women
    -  Three are in York, six are in Durham, one is in Peel and six are in
       Toronto
    -  The age range of the cases is 21 - 49

     QUICK FACTS

    -  People returning from Mexico who have symptoms of respiratory illness
       should contact their health care provider or call Telehealth Ontario
       at 1-866-797-0000.
    -  For general information on the human swine flu, call the
       ServiceOntario INFOline at 1-800-476-9708.

    LEARN MORE

    For more information about human swine flu
    (http://webx.newswire.ca/click/?id=ace942db1b74ca8).
    Read about public health initiatives in the province
    (http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/providers/project/ohp/ohp_mn.html).

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For further information:

For further information: Steve Erwin, Minister's Office, (416) 326-3986;
Mark Nesbitt, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, (416) 314-6197

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