H1 N1 update – another case in the north


There are nine more cases of the so-called swine flu in B-C.

The B-C Centre for Disease Control says this brings to 92 the number of people in this province diagnosed with the H-1/N-1 virus.

Four of the new cases are in the Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley areas…two on Vancouver Island and, the other three in the north, including one in Fort Nelson.

The Centre also says, all the patients have either recovered or are recovering.

Meantime, Canadian military personnel are working to prevent the spread of the virus in Afghanistan. Testing procedures have been set up at the base hospital at Kandahar Airfield.

The NATO facility is said to have an adequate supply of medication to treat the flu, if there is an outbreak there.