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Saskatchewan Deaths Associated with H1N1

Updated - November 20, 2009

  

Deaths 11

 

As of Friday, November 20, 2009, Saskatchewan has recorded eleven deaths associated with the H1N1 influenza virus.  Each person had serious underlying health conditions:

  • two men in their seventies;
  • three women and two men in their fifties;
  • a woman in her forties;
  • two children under twenty years of age; and
  • an infant.

Background

As of July 23, 2009 and consistent with World Health Organization and Public Health Agency of Canada  practice, Saskatchewan's confirmed cases are no longer reported as part of the provincial surveillance.  H1N1 virus is present in all provinces and territories and the World Health Organization and Public Health Agency of Canada are now focusing on instances of severe illness to better understand how to prevent serious illnesses associated with this virus.

The Public Health Agency of Canada will continue to report H1N1-associated deaths and any unusual outbreaks or clusters of illness.  The Ministry of Health will notify the public of any unusual outbreaks or clusters of severe illness in Saskatchewan.

FluWatch is a national survey system that monitors trends in the spread of influenza and influenza-like illnesses in Canada.  The FluWatch program is a network of labs, doctors' offices, and provincial and territorial ministries of health that provide information to the Public Health Agency of Canada on a weekly basis.

FluWatch analyzes regional influenza activity and severity as well as confirmed case counts, hospitalizations and deaths.

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Related Links

Map of influenza activity in Saskatchewan.

See more H1N1 influenza information, including items specifically for parents/schools/child care, workplaces or health professionals.

Information about influenza, pandemic influenza and the threat of avian flu.


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