UPDATED: Swine flu spreads to Canada

Ontario investigating several suspected cases

Health officials in Ontario are investigating several suspected cases of swine flu, which has killed nearly 150 people and sickened 1,900 more in Mexico since April 13. On Sunday, four young people in Nova Scotia were confirmed to have “relatively mild” cases of the virus. Officials in B.C. reported two cases. There have been 40 confirmed cases of swine flu in the U.S., where a public health emergency has been declared. On Saturday, the chief of the World Health Organization warned that the strain in Mexico—where all public events have been cancelled indefinitely—has “pandemic potential.”


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