Sunday, May 3, 2009

Quebec Child Infected With H1N1 Virus; Numbers Rise Across Canada

Alain Poirier, Quebec's director of public health, confirmed the first case of H1N1 flu in the province on Thursday, April 30, 2009.

From CTV News:

The province's director of public health has confirmed that the second person in Quebec infected with the H1N1 flu virus is a child who recently returned from a family vacation to Mexico.

At a press conference Saturday afternoon, Alain Poirier said the young student attended school while displaying symptoms of the flu strain.

The child's case is considered mild.

Public health officials are now trying to contact all of the child's teachers, and the parents of the child's classmates, to warn them of possible infection.

The name of the school will not be revealed until all parents have been contacted.

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