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Weekly H1N1 Update and Summary Dec 13 to Dec 19

first_imgNova Scotia continues to experience decreased H1N1 activity across the province. For the reporting period of Dec. 13 to Dec. 19, there have been: no new lab-confirmed H1N1 cases no new hospitalizations of people with lab-confirmed H1N1 The province publishes a report on respiratory illnesses, including H1N1, every Wednesday. It can be found at www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/h1n1/flu-activity.asp . Healthlink 811, Nova Scotia’s 24-hour telecare service, received 2,203 calls for the week of Dec. 13 to Dec. 19. The website, www.nshealthlink811.ca, had 324 visits. -30- As of Dec. 19, the province has distributed enough vaccine to immunize 63 per cent of the population, or more than 590,000 people. Other highlights include: The percentage of emergency room visits with influenza-like illness has decreased to five per cent, down from six per cent for Dec. 6 to Dec. 12. The percentage of patients with influenza-like illness has decreased to one per cent from two per cent, as reported by physicians around the province.last_img

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