Regional Covid-19 Resources and On Reserve Stats by Region Below - Black = Cases, Green = Recovered, Red = Deaths - Updated Daily
BC
110 | 02 | 30
AB
251 | 01 | 53
SK
95 | 04 | 00
MB
08 | 00 | 00
ON
66 | 02 | 22
QC
46 | 01 | 44
ATL
00 | 00 | 00
YT
00 | 00 | 00
NWT
00 | 00 | 02
 

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Influenza Update

February 8, 2013
Iqaluit, NU

Dr. Maureen Baikie, Chief Medical Officer of Health, released the following statement:

“We now have 39 cases of laboratory-confirmed influenza A across Nunavut. Influenza activity remains at about the same level as last week.

“RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) is still circulating in Kivalliq and Kitikmeot regions. This is a virus that can affect all ages, but infants are most affected. It causes a respiratory illness called bronchiolitis. The symptoms include:

  • Nasal stuffiness and a runny nose
  • Cough
  • Difficult or rapid breathing
  • Wheezing
  • Fever
  • No interest in food or play

“You can take some simple steps to protect yourself, your family and those around you from respiratory viruses – cover your cough; wash your hands often including before and after touching babies; stay home if you are sick; keep healthy babies away from sick babies; don’t expose babies or small children to cigarette smoke.

“Remember, it’s not too late to get your flu shot.”
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Media Contact:
Ron Wassink
Communications Specialist
Department of Health and Social Services
867-975-5710
[email protected]

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