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A new influenza virus, referred to as the H1N1 flu in this report (attached), was first discovered in Mexico in April 2009. Human cases were detected in Canada and in most regions of the world soon after. There have been more than 440, 000 laboratory confirmed cases and 5,700 deaths globally from the H1N1 flu and 1,799 hospitalized cases and 92 deaths from the H1N1 flu in Canada as of October 25, 2009.

The attached report focuses mainly on the H1N1 flu in First Nations communities in Ontario. Ontario is home to more First Nations peoples and more First Nations communities than any...

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TO: ONTARIO FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITIES
FROM: FIRST NATIONS INUIT HEALTH, ONTARIO REGION
SUBJECT: ONTARIO'S FLU VACCINE STRATEGY
DATE: SEPTEMBER 25, 2009

The H1N1 flu virus has rapidly spread across the world. The symptoms of H1N1 flu virus are similar to the symptoms of seasonal flu and can include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. The spread of the H1N1 flu virus is also thought to be happening in the same way that seasonal flu spreads. Individuals should continue to take normal precautions to protect themselves as they would from...