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    Update: 12 p.m. PDT, May 12, 2009
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    <st1:state w:st="on">VICTORIA</st1:state> ? <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:state w:st="on">British Columbia</st1:state></st1:place> continues to monitor and respond to the recent spread of the novel H1N1 flu virus (human swine flu). Four new cases were confirmed today, for a total of 83 new cases with individuals having either recovered or recovering.
    <o:p> </o:p>
    How many cases of the H1N1 flu virus (human swine flu) are there in B.C.?<o:p></o:p>
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->?<!--[endif]-->BC Centre for Disease Control has confirmed 83 individuals in <st1:state w:st="on">British Columbia</st1:state> so far have tested positive for the H1N1 flu virus that has caused illness in the <st1:country-region w:st="on">U.S.</st1:country-region>, <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Mexico</st1:place></st1:country-region> and several other countries. Specimens are also tested at the National Microbiology Laboratory in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Winnipeg</st1:city></st1:place>. <o:p></o:p>
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->?<!--[endif]--><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:state w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">British Columbia</st1:address></st1:state></st1:place>?s confirmed cases include:<o:p></o:p>
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->o<!--[endif]-->Thirty-two in Fraser Health;<o:p></o:p>
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->o<!--[endif]-->Two in Interior Health;<o:p></o:p>
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->o<!--[endif]-->Sixteen in Northern Health.<o:p></o:p>
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->o<!--[endif]-->Twenty-three in Vancouver Coastal Health; and<o:p></o:p>
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->o<!--[endif]-->Ten on <st1:place w:st="on">Vancouver Island</st1:place>.<o:p></o:p>
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->?<!--[endif]-->Clinicians and public health partners across the province have increased vigilance and will continue to report unusual clusters or cases of severe respiratory illnesses.
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    Current status of outbreak<o:p></o:p>
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->?<!--[endif]-->The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that the situation is evolving quickly with more cases expected in the coming weeks and months.<o:p></o:p>
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->?<!--[endif]-->The most current Canadian numbers of confirmed cases are available at <o:p></o:p>
    http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/alert-alerte/swine-porcine/surveillance-eng.php.<o:p></o:p>
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->?<!--[endif]-->The most current <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">U.S.</st1:country-region></st1:place> numbers of confirmed cases are available at http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/index.htm.<o:p></o:p>
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->?<!--[endif]-->The most current international numbers of confirmed cases are available at http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/updates/en/index.html. <o:p></o:p>
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->?<!--[endif]-->The WHO has raised the level of influenza pandemic alert to phase 5, meaning there is human-to-human spread of the virus into at least two countries in one WHO region. Phase 6 would indicate a full-fledged global pandemic of influenza. . . . .





    http://www.gov.bc.ca/health/
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    http://novel-infectious-diseases.blogspot.com/

  • #2
    Re: BC Ministry of Health Services- Reports and case counts

    Weekly current & historical influenza activity reports for BC are found here in pdf format:

    http://www.bccdc.org/content.php?item=35

    (btw, BC tracks a lot of the ILI activity through the billing to our public health system as doctors code each patient visit when they bill it to the Ministry.)

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    • #3
      Re: BC Ministry of Health Services- Reports and case counts

      Report for weeks 20-22 is out
      http://www.bccdc.org/downloads/pdf/e...20-22_0809.pdf

      "Sentinel Physicians
      During weeks 20-22, the proportion of patients
      presenting to sentinel physicians with ILI decreased,
      returning to the expected range for this time of year."

      "MSP
      Influenza illness as a proportion of all submitted BC
      Medical Services Plan (MSP) claims also decreased
      during weeks 20-22. As of June 11, activity levels
      throughout the province, as measured by MSP claims,
      have returned to levels near or below the historical
      median."

      charts, graphs & details at link.

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      • #4
        Re: BC Ministry of Health Services- Reports and case counts

        BCCDC has revamped their website. Influenza surveillance reports are now found at:

        http://www.bccdc.ca/dis-cond/Disease...nceReports.htm

        Originally posted by hornblower View Post
        Weekly current & historical influenza activity reports for BC are found here in pdf format:

        http://www.bccdc.org/content.php?item=35

        (btw, BC tracks a lot of the ILI activity through the billing to our public health system as doctors code each patient visit when they bill it to the Ministry.)

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        • #5
          Re: BC Ministry of Health Services- Reports and case counts

          http://www.bccdc.ca/NR/rdonlyres/2E2...s2324_0809.pdf

          Weeks 23 -24

          Ongoing Circulation of Swine-Origin Influenza A/H1N1 in BC with
          Some Sign of Increase in Community ILI Rates

          Highlights
          In weeks 23-24 (June 7-20), the proportion of patients
          presenting to sentinel physicians with ILI increased
          above the expected range for this time of year. A
          similar increase was observed in Medical Services
          Plan claims for influenza illness, particularly in the
          lower mainland region. No ILI outbreaks were reported
          during this period. One percent (5/385) of respiratory
          specimens tested at the BC Provincial Laboratory
          during weeks 23-24 were positive for human influenza
          viruses, whereas 21% (79/385) were positive for
          swine-origin influenza (s-oiv) H1N1, indicating an
          increase in percentage of specimens positive for s-oiv
          over the past 3 weeks. This suggests atypical
          seasonality and continued s-oiv activity for which
          further increase should be considered.


          charts etc at link.

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          • #6
            Re: BC Ministry of Health Services- Reports and case counts

            Sorry don't know how to add images.

            http://www.bccdc.ca/NR/rdonlyres/EB9...anceUpdate.pdf
            "If you could for a moment rise up out of your own beloved skin and appraise ant, human, and virus as equally resourceful beings, you might admire the accord they have all struck in Africa. Back in your skin of course, you'll shriek for a cure. But remember: air travel, roads, cities, prostitution, the congregation of people for efficient commerce - these are gifts of godspeed to the virus"
            The Poisonwood Bible

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