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184 New Confirmed Cases Of H1N1 Flu Virus In Ontario

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184 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 184 new confirmed cases of H1N1 flu virus since Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases in Ontario to 1,078.

Almost all of the cases reported to date are considered mild. The vast majority of these cases have recovered and public health officials estimate that about 150 people are currently sick.

Two people, who had the H1N1 virus and chronic medical conditions, have died. Six people who have the H1N1 flu virus were in hospital as of June 4, a number of whom have underlying medical conditions.

The Ontario cases involve 543 males and 532 females (the gender of three cases is unknown) with an age range of <1 to 97.   The average age of the cases is 22.  The breakdown by health unit is as follows:

Health Unit

New Confirmed Cases

Total Confirmed Cases

Toronto

74

510

Peel Region

34

186

York Region

33

159

Halton

16

88

City of Ottawa

14

51

Durham Region

6

31

Simcoe Muskoka District

2

12

Hamilton

0

7

Wellington Dufferin Guelph

1

7

Windsor Essex

0

5

Middlesex-London

0

4

Sudbury and District

0

3

Waterloo Region

0

3

Hastings and Prince Edward Counties

1

2

Niagara Region

0

1

Oxford County

0

1

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington

1

1

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark

0

1

Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge

1

1

Grey Bruce

0

1

Northwestern

0

1

Timiskaming

1

1

Out of province (*)

0

2

TOTAL

184

1,078

(*) - 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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Quotes

“The large increase in cases is due to enhanced surveillance and increased laboratory testing capacity.”

Dr. David Williams

Ontario's Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health

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