Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Montreal On High Alert For Swine Flu

Mexican migrant workers arrive in Montreal from Mexico City via Trudeau Airport, in Montreal, Monday, April 27, 2009. A recent outbreak of Swine Flu in Mexico has resulted in the deaths of almost 150 people. Photograph by: Graham Hughes, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

But Montreal's public health czar says Canadian cases 'are very mild'.

Despite assurances from Montreal health officials, there's a whiff of panic in the street - pharmacies emptying of face masks and travellers are stockpiling medication.

At least two cases of suspected swine flu are under observation in Montreal and one in the Mauricie region, according Dominique Breton of the Quebec Health Department.

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