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    Health authorities announce 24 new cases of the swine flu in Quebec

    16 hours ago

    MONTREAL — The number of people diagnosed with the H1N1 flu in Quebec has now reached 71.

    Health authorities announced 24 new cases of the swine flu in the province Saturday.

    Quebec's public health director Dr. Horacio Arruda says the jump in cases was expected.

    All the cases are mild and the patients have either recovered or are recovering.

    The new cases are spread out across the province, cropping up in Montreal, Quebec City and the Monteregie, Chaudiere-Appalaches, Laval and Lanaudiere regions.

    2009 The Canadian Press

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    Re: 71 cases, 6 regions

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      Re: 71 cases, 6 regions

      Google translated

      Influenza A (H1N1)

      Seventeen new cases in Quebec

      Agency QMI Julie Charette

      25/05/2009 16h36 - Updated 25/05/2009 16h39

      Seventeen new cases of influenza A (H1N1) were confirmed today by the Department of
      public health, bringing to 184 the number of cases recorded in Quebec since the end of April.

      Since the epidemic began, 12 people were hospitalized in Quebec, because they
      exhibited more severe symptoms, said the director of health protection
      Public Horacio Arruda.

      Balance sheet in preparation

      The coordinator government security, Michel C. Poirier, provides a review of
      the epidemic is currently under preparation within the Government of Quebec.

      He added that the strategy of adjusting to changes in the epidemic and the possibility
      a stronger presence of the virus, especially during the fall.

      While the barbecue season is in full swing in Quebec, Mr. Poirier said he remains
      safe to eat pork.

      The symptoms of influenza A (H1N1) are similar to those of seasonal influenza: fever, cough,
      decreased appetite, headache and muscle aches.

      People with flu are encouraged to rest, to call Info-Santé (the 8-1-1) or
      consult a doctor only in the case of a substantial deterioration of health status or
      in the presence of severe symptoms.
      “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
      Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

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