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131 New Confirmed Cases Of H1N1 Flu Virus In Ontario

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131 New Confirmed Cases Of H1N1 Flu Virus In Ontario

Ministry of Health

Dr. David Williams, Ontario's Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, says there are 131 new confirmed cases of H1N1 flu virus since Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases in Ontario to 626.

Almost all of the cases reported to date are considered mild. One person with a chronic pre-existing medical condition died on May 23. The autopsy results from the Office of the Chief Coroner have shown that the cause of death is pneumonia that appears to be of bacterial origin and there is evidence of significant heart disease also present. The role of H1N1 virus in this case is unclear and may be difficult to ascertain. Six people who have the H1N1 flu virus were in hospital as of May 28, 2009, a number of whom have underlying medical conditions.

The Ontario cases involve 315 males and 309 females (the gender of two cases is unknown) with an age range of <1 to 80. The breakdown by health unit is as follows:

Health Unit

New Confirmed Cases

Total Confirmed Cases

Toronto

76

313

Peel Region

26

98

York Region

15

82

Halton

3

62

City of Ottawa

3

19

Durham Region

0

16

Simcoe Muskoka District

3

9

Windsor Essex

0

5

Hamilton

1

5

Wellington Dufferin Guelph

2

4

Sudbury and District

0

3

Waterloo Region

1

3

Niagara Region

1

1

Oxford County

0

1

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark

0

1

Middlesex-London

0

1

Hastings and Prince Edward Counties

0

1

Out of province (*)

0

2

TOTAL

131

626

(*) - Visitors who were tested and confirmed in Ontario but do not reside in the province.

Quick Facts

  • Symptoms of the H1N1 flu virus are similar to seasonal influenza (flu) including, chills and cough followed by fever, loss of appetite, muscle aches and fatigue, runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes and throat irritation. Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea may occur in adults as well as in children. In more severe cases, or in people with chronic conditions, complications such as pneumonia may develop
  • People 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 H1N1 flu virus, call the ServiceOntario INFOline at 1-800-476-9708 or visit the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care website.

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