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85 New Confirmed Cases Of H1N1 Flu Virus In Ontario

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85 New Confirmed Cases Of H1N1 Flu Virus In Ontario

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Dr. David Williams, Ontario's Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, says there are 85 new confirmed cases of H1N1 flu virus, bringing the total number of cases in Ontario to 272.

All of the cases reported to date, with the exception of two, are considered mild. Two people, who have the H1N1 flu virus, have been hospitalized with a number of underlying medical conditions.

The Ontario cases involve 138 males and 130 females (further information still pending from four other cases) with an age range of 1 to 86. The breakdown by health unit is as follows:

Health Unit

New Confirmed Cases

Total Confirmed Cases

Toronto

37

110

Peel Region

18

41

York Region

11

38

Halton

10

34

City of Ottawa

6

13

Durham Region

10

Windsor Essex

5

Simcoe Muskoka District

2

4

Waterloo Region

3

Sudbury and District

3

Hamilton

3

Wellington Dufferin Guelph

1

2

Oxford County

1

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark

1

Middlesex-London

1

Hastings and Prince Edward Counties

1

Out of province (*)

2

TOTAL

85

272

(*) - 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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“The increase in our numbers is a reflection of our enhanced surveillance and increased laboratory testing capacity which has allowed us to address the backlog of samples submitted for testing. Ontarians should protect themselves and those around them by washing hands frequently, coughing or sneezing into your sleeve, cleaning common surfaces and staying at home if they're sick.”

Dr. David Williams

Ontario's Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health.

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