Eastern Ontario Reports H1N1 Flu Associated Deaths

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Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reports the novel H1N1 flu virus has been linked to the death of an Ottawa teenager.

The young male, who had tested positive for the novel H1N1 flu virus (swine flu) and also had underlying chronic health problems, succumbed while at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).

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Further, within the last few days, a 52-year-old female from outside Ottawa, who had also tested positive for the novel H1N1 flu virus, succumbed while at the Ottawa Hospital.

On behalf of Ottawa Public Health, Dr. Isra Levy, Medical Officer of Health, extends his sincerest condolences to families and friends.

Ottawa Public Health and its partners continue to implement Ottawa's Interagency Influenza Pandemic Plan.

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