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H1N1 cases in SCHR

Sun Country Health Region confirms that a second case of H1N1 influenza was diagnosed in a teenager who experienced mild disease. This is similar to a case confirmed in mid May, also in a teenager.

"Cases have been reported in most Canadian provinces and were expected here," said Sun Country Health Region Medical Health Officer Dr. Shauna Hudson. "These are mild cases, similar to many of the cases identified in Canada."

"Sun Country Health Region will continue its surveillance for H1N1 flu cases and we continue to emphasize simple steps people can take to keep themselves healthy," says Dr. Hudson.  

People are reminded that hand washing is the single most important way to avoid getting influenza, and many other infections.

People with mild flu-like symptoms should stay at home and avoid public places until they have recovered. They can also stop the spread of influenza by remembering to cover their mouth and nose with a tissue when they cough or sneeze. If no tissue is available, cough or sneeze into an upper sleeve, not your hands.

Sun Country Health Region is vigilant to ensure the health and safety of residents is protected.

Information for schools, health providers, employers and the public is available on the Sun Country Health Region website at and the Ministry of Health website at These websites are updated regularly.

Media: For more information, please call Dr. Shauna Hudson, Sun Country Health Region Medical Health Officer, at 842-8659.

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