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New Confirmed Cases Of H1N1 Flu Virus In Ontario

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New Confirmed Cases Of H1N1 Flu Virus In Ontario

All Cases Are Mild

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Dr. David Williams, Ontario's Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, says there are 34 new confirmed cases of H1N1 flu virus (human swine flu), bringing the total number of cases in Ontario to 110.

Laboratory testing has confirmed that the H1N1 flu virus is the same as the one in Mexico and the United States. All of the cases to date are considered mild.  

Laboratory testing has confirmed that the H1N1 flu virus is the same as the one in Mexico and the United States. All of the cases to date are considered mild.


Health Unit

New Confirmed Cases

Total Confirmed Cases

Toronto

9

34

York Region

4

18

Peel Region

7

17

Halton

7

11

Durham Region

0

7

City of Ottawa

3

5

Windsor Essex

0

5

Sudbury and District

0

3

Hamilton

1

2

Simcoe Muskoka District

0

2

Waterloo Region

1

1

Wellington Dufferin Guelph

1

1

Oxford County

0

1

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark

1

1

Middlesex-London

0

1

Hastings and Prince Edward Counties

0

1

TOTAL

34

110

Quick Facts

  • Symptoms of the H1N1 flu virus (human swine flu) are similar to seasonal influenza (flu) including headache, 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 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 H1N1 flu virus (human swine flu), call the ServiceOntario INFOline at 1-800-476-9708 or visit the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care website.

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Quotes

“The significant increase in cases today is happening because we are reporting for two days and the increased lab capacity we put into place last week is allowing us to process a larger number of tests. Ontarians should continue to protect themselves and those around them by washing hands frequently, coughing or sneezing into your sleeve, and staying at home if you’re sick.”

Dr. David Williams

Ontario’s Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health.

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