Friday, June 26, 2009

Quebec Reports 12th Swine Flu Death

From The CBC:

Public health officials in Quebec reported another death related to the swine flu on Friday, bringing the total of deaths related to the H1N1 virus in the province to 12.

The victim, a woman in her 60s from the Quebec City area, already suffered from a chronic illness when she succumbed to the virus.

Public health also reported 39 new cases of the flu; in all, the virus has affected 1,873 people in Quebec.

Canada's chief public health officer has said the government will likely start a program this fall to vaccinate Canadians against swine flu.

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