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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Canada, Alberta : H1N1 flu cases confirmed at Misericordia Hospital, AHS urging people to get flu shot

Via CTV News :

" Officials with Alberta Health Services have confirmed about a number of staff and patients at a west Edmonton hospital have been diagnosed with the flu, and some of those confirmed to be H1N1.

AHS officials said the outbreak was first detected earlier in December at the Misericordia Hospital, and there were about three lab-confirmed cases – two of those have been confirmed as H1N1, with a handful of other suspected cases of the flu.

Health officials said at the Misericordia Hospital, about 20 percent of staff had been immunized against the flu – that number was later revised to 42 percent.

Edmonton’s Medical Officer of Health with AHS, Dr. Chris Sikora, said he’s not sure why more healthcare providers aren’t getting the shot."

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