First fall swine flu outbreak

"Dozens" sick, one possible death

The first outbreak of H1N1 this fall has rocked isolated Aboriginal communities on Vancouver Island, according to the Canadian Medical Association Journal. A physician in nearby Tofino, B.C., has treated “dozens” of cases, most of which have been “fairly mild.” Patients, most of whom were between 20 and 40 years old, recovered with Tamiflu, the only medication that the virus is susceptible to. A baby and an adult over 50 were hospitalized. One death from H1N1 is suspected.

Canadian Medical Association Journal

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