With Alberta and Nova Scotia reporting 8 new cases of swine flu on Apr. 30, there were 27 confirmed cases across Canada. WHO declaration of a pandemic is conditional upon community level outbreaks "in at least one other country in a different WHO region." Phase 5 is "characterized by human-to-human spread of the virus into at least 2 countries in one WHO region." - Wayne Kondro, CMAJ
CMAJ News Nova Scotia confirms swine flu case contracted within Canada First published at www.cmaj.ca on Apr. 30. noting that from the beginning. It’s tak- The swabs are also expected to test ing it’s usual course.” positive, meaning 12 students at the T he first case of human-to-human No change in provincial procedures school will have contracted swine flu. transmission of A(H1N1) swine is required as a result of the case, Jreige The 4 students who originally acquired flu within Canada has been con- says. “We’ve been following the proto- the virus during a trip in Mexico are all firmed by Nova Scotia health authori- cols. It’s business as usual.” now fully recovered. ties. A student at King’s-Edgehill King’s-Edgehill Marketing and With Alberta and Nova Scotia re- School in Windsor, Nova Scotia con- Communications Director Susan porting 8 new cases of swine flu on tracted the flu from another student McLeod says no details surrounding Apr. 30, there were 27 confirmed who’d caught swine flu while in Mex- the case can be disclosed because of cases across Canada. WHO declara- ico, the source of the outbreak that has student privacy concerns.
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