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Originally posted by jonny2410
AP: Officials Confirm first death in Canada of swine flu
Canadian Woman May Be Country's First Swine Flu Death
5/8/2009 10:41 AM ET
(RTTNews) - Canada may have become the third country to have a citizen die as a result of the swine flu, or H1N1 virus. Several reports indicate that an elderly woman died in northern Alberta.
There are currently 214 confirmed cases of swine flu in Canada, making it the country with the third-highest concentration of cases behind Mexico and the United States. Officials have yet to confirm that the woman's death is a result of the H1N1 strain, however several media outlets are reporting that she had the strain although whether or not it was the cause of her death remains unknown.
Despite the concern, officials have been cautiously optimistic that the strain appears less severe than initially thought. Although it has spread around the world the number of deaths has been relatively small, with the vast majority regulated to Mexico, the origin of the outbreak.
The state lab has tested 1,116 of 7,693 flu samples, or 15 percent. Tests have found 77 cases of Influenza A but no cases of swine flu, the state health department said. To date, all Texas swine flu cases have been confirmed by the CDC.
Originally posted by Laurauk
reply to post by switching yard
I posted this a a while back. Remember there was a report on how the earth could not cope with the overpopulation?
I am some kinda swaying towards this being a lab created virus. Good way to kurb an increase in the population is it not. Or by killing people off, that way of decreasing the number off humans on earth.
its funny you should say that,
have a look here
[edit on 8-5-2009 by Laurauk]
Originally posted by yzzyUK
reply to post by Burginthorn
Yeah doubled as results come in from tests... these 'cases' have been waiting to be confirmed for weeks probably