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OTTAWA – In a shocking surge, 24 Ontario residents have died in less than 72 hours from Swine Flu, the Public Health Agency of Canada reported on its website.
Ontario’s startling fatalities reported between November 10 and 11 a.m. EST on November 12 catapults the death toll from 37 reported on Nov. 10 to a total of 61. That is twice the figure of dead in Quebec and the highest of any province in Canada.
See also: B.C. Hospitals working over capacity.
Hospitals from coast to coast are swamped with admissions and visits to emergency departments in the past week with other provinces
Originally posted by semper fidelis
Finally hits Canada. I have a story to tell that kind of echos reports in the Ukraine.
Last night, my roommate was dropping his kids off at his exes. On his way back home, he reported seeing a smaller twin/turboprop plane flying low, which was obviously unusual.
What happened next, in his own words, "Caused him to run straight through a red light", nearly causing an accident.
He said that the plane let out a plume of brown dust/smoke while making a pass over the city. He was quite shaken and shocked to have witnessed such a thing.
The REALLY strange thing is that we had wind gusting over 100km last night...which begs a LOT of questions...IMHO anyways.
I've been reading here for years, as well as PP/IW, and I have a rule about posting...chicken, I guess...but this warrants the breaking of silence.
Witnessed in Lethbridge, Alberta at approximately 1900 hrs Nov 16,2009.
Originally posted by randyvs
reply to post by Janky Red
Welp... Janky Red is officially flued -
have you been
[edit on 17-11-2009 by randyvs]
Deaths Associated with H1N1 flu virus in Canada
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is committed to sharing information about the impact of the H1N1 flu virus in Canada. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 4 p.m., the Agency will issue national up dates on H1N1-associated deaths. In addition, PHAC will issue special reports on any unusual cases or clusters. FluWatch, will be published every Friday at 4 p.m. to provide a detailed analysis of the impact of the H1N1 flu virus in Canada.
Nationally, there was a considerable increase in the influenza activity level reported this week with a proportion of positive influenza tests of more than 38%, the national ILI consultation rate of almost 100 per 1,000 patient visits, 25 regions reporting widespread activity and over 750 influenza outbreaks reported. This increased activity occurred in almost all provinces and territories.
The Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 strain accounted for nearly 100% (99.8%) of the positive influenza A subtyped specimens.
The intensity of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in the population was high with 1,324 hospitalizations and 35 deaths reported this week. Hospitalized cases were reported in all provinces and territories that sent the weekly data2 except MB and NU while the deaths were from all P/T except NB, PE, NT and NU. From August 30 to November 7, 2009, a total of 2,295 hospitalized cases including 317 cases admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) (13.8%) as well as 59 deaths had been reported. Numbers of new deaths were four times higher than last week.
So far, the proportion of severe cases (ICU admissions and deaths) among all hospitalized cases was lower than in the period up to August 29, 2009.
The activity levels reported during the previous weeks were even higher than the peak period of the first wave (e.g. the three first weeks of June, 2009).