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Canada is the most northerly country in North America, adjoining the United States on its south and west borders.

As of April 30, 2009 there have been 19 confirmed cases of Swine Flu confirmed in Canada, four in Ontario, two in Alberta, four in Nova Scotia, and three in British Columbia[1]. All victims had only mild symptoms and had either recently traveled to Mexico or been in contact with someone who had.[2]

Key laboratory[]

The National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg, an agency of the Public Health Agency of Canada, is one of the two laboratories capable of identifying the Swine Flu virus. The laboratory has been processing samples received from Mexico and has confirmed that the virus is related to Swine Flu.[3]


April 26[]

Government of Canada is Working Closely with Provinces and Territories and International Partners to Address Swine Flu - News release Public Health Agency of Canada, April 26, 2009

April 24[]

"Human Swine Influenza Outbreak" The Hon. Minister of Health, Leona Aglukkaq, April 24, 2009 – 5:45 PM EST Ottawa, Ontario


  1. "7 more swine flu cases confirmed in Canada, all mild" article by CBC News April 28, 2009
  2. "U.S. Declares Public Health Emergency Over Swine Flu" article by Donald G. McNeil, Jr. in The New York Times April 26, 2009
  3. "Canadian lab confirms human swine flu cases in Mexico" CBCNEW.ca Last Updated: Friday, April 24, 2009 | 10:17 PM ET