Published April 26, 2009
The Department of Health Promotion and Protection, working with the Public Health Agency of Canada, has identified four cases of swine influenza in Windsor, Hants Co. The province's chief public health officer Dr. Robert Strang says there is no reason for Nova Scotians to be overly concerned since the people had mild symptoms. They were not hospitalized.
There is no reason for the Windsor community or Nova Scotians to be overly concerned. The individuals affected by this illness have all experienced mild symptoms and are recovering. No one, at this point, has been hospitalized because of this illness. Nonetheless, we remain vigilant and are continuing our surveillance work in the Windsor area and across the province.”
Dr. Robert Strang, chief public health officer for the province.
Nova Scotia is well-positioned to deal with this situation. We have a strong public health system in this province, staffed by highly skilled and caring professionals. I have the utmost confidence in their ability to manage any public health issue that might arise.”
Pat Dunn, Minister of Health Promotion and Protection
We took all the necessary steps to ensure we were prepared to handle any situation. We reacted quickly, and the fact that we have identified these cases tells me that our extra efforts are working.”
Dr. Robert Strang, chief public health officer for the province