Monday, April 27, 2009

Quebec Prepared To Deal With Swine Flu, Say Health Officials

Women wear surgical masks as they exit the subway in Mexico City, on Saturday, April 25, 2009. (AP / Gregory Bull)

From CTV News:

There are no cases of swine flu yet in Quebec, but the province's health officials say they are prepared to deal with the virus should it surface here.

"It would he very surprising if there were no cases in Quebec," said Dr. Alain Poirier, the province's director of public health.

Poirier said that with the size of Quebec's population, and all the travelling to and from Mexico, the virus could circulate very easily.

He made the comments at a news conference in Quebec City Sunday, accompanied by Quebec Health Minister Yves Bolduc.

Poirier confirmed that at least two people in Quebec -- including one in Montreal -- were placed under observation as a precaution, but did not test positive for swine flu.

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