Fatal case of H5N1 bird flu reported in Canada

The death in Alberta poses low risk to the general public

OTTAWA – Federal public health officials say a case of H5N1 bird flu has been reported in Canada, the first such case in North America.

Health Minister Rona Ambrose says the fatal case, which was located in Alberta, was an isolated one and that the risk to the general public is very low.

The World Health Organization says that as of mid-December, there had been 648 laboratory-confirmed human cases of H5N1 flu, reported from 15 countries. Of that total, 384 infections have been fatal.


Fatal case of H5N1 bird flu reported in Canada

  1. How old was this woman from Alberta and where had she travelled?

  2. “The infected person, an Alberta resident who recently travelled to Beijing, China, died Jan. 3.” from another news site that shows Hockey and a lot of Canadian TV shows.

  3. WHO reported that H5N1 avian influenza is transmitted difficult from person to person , but when people infected with it the mortality rate is about 60%.

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