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.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014