H1N1 (Human Swine Flu) in Canada

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H1N1 (Human Swine Flu) cases in Canada, 2009
2000+ cases (dark maroon) in Ontario & Quebec, 500+ cases (maroon) on the Prairies, 100+ cases in Nunavut & Labrador, 1+ cases in Yukon & NWT
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Introduction

See also Influenza A(H7N9) virus | Men's Health Pathfinders | Women's Health Pathfinders | Canadian consumer health information (CHI) portal 800px-Flag of Canada.svg.png | Ebola virus disease, 2014

  • H1N1 (Human Swine Flu) in Canada is an entry of links and information pertaining to the spread of H1N1 virus in Canada
  • See PHAC's Weekly summary of FluWatch (in French) reports for current information 800px-Flag of Canada.svg.png
  • Early 2014: Influenza activity in Canada continued to increase sharply over Xmas 2013
  • increases in laboratory detections of influenza, ILI consultations, hospitalizations with influenza and prescriptions for influenza antivirals
  • According to Google News, H1N1 is on the rise in Canada.
  • Influenza A(H7N9) virus emerges in China, April 2013 (WHO Statement on influenza A(H7N9) virus)
  • In 2009, H1N1 swept Mexico but soon spread to southern California and eventually up into Canada within weeks. Due to the genetic make-up of H1N1, a few months of lead-in time were required before a vaccine could be produced and then properly distributed. Confronting H1N1 included almost every nation on earth and a vast array of scientists and public health officials at the WHO and elsewhere. The moderate severity of the virus saved most countries from a public health catastrophe.
  • Since 2009, 500+ confirmed deaths have been recorded in Canada (see above chart) re: H1N1 infection

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Self-monitoring

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British Columbia

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Flu tracking via maps

United States

  • Institutes of Medicine - Pandemic Influenza: A Guide to Recent Institute of Medicine Studies and Workshops

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International

Medline & PubMed search terms

  1. "swine flu" or "H1N1" (text)
  2. *influenza A virus, H1N1 subtype/
  3. exp Swine Diseases/
  4. influenza
  5. exp Virus Diseases/
  6. (swine adj2 flu)
  7. (swine adj2 influenza)
  8. Disease Outbreaks/
  9. (outbreak* or epidemic* or pandemic* or transmission or cross infection or infection)
  10. human/ not animal/

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