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    Manitoba confirms first cases of EV-D68 Staff
    Published Thursday, October 2, 2014 2:49PM EDT
    Last Updated Thursday, October 2, 2014 10:31PM EDT

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    Meanwhile, officials in Manitoba announced Thursday that they have confirmed three cases of the virus, the first for the province this year.

    The cases are not unexpected, given that the presence of the virus in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario, said Dr. Michael Routledge, Manitoba?s chief public health officer.

    ?Just to reassure Manitobans, this virus is similar to many other viruses that circulate every year, and often circulate in the fall time,? Routledge told reporters in Winnipeg Thursday afternoon.

    ?So it?s coming at the time of year when we expect to see it.?

    All three patients have been discharged from hospital, he said, and none suffered serious neurological symptoms.