News Release - June 28, 2009
SASKATCHEWAN RECORDS FIRST DEATH ASSOCIATED WITH H1N1 INFLUENZA VIRUS
Saskatchewan has recorded its first death associated with the H1N1 influenza virus. The woman, in her forties, also had serious underlying health conditions.
There have been 21 deaths from H1N1 influenza in Canada in four other provinces. To date there have been 685 confirmed cases in Saskatchewan. Most cases have experienced mild to moderate symptoms.
People are reminded to take appropriate infection prevention measures such as frequent hand washing with soap and water or antibacterial gel, coughing and sneezing into the crook of the arm, and staying home when feeling ill.
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