Flu suspected in 3 deaths on Manitoba First Nation
CBC News Posted: Jan 07, 2015 3:00 PM CT Last Updated: Jan 07, 2015 3:39 PM CT

The flu is believed to be responsible for the deaths of three people on a northern Manitoba reserve.

Two of the people are adults from Tataskweyak Cree Nation, but the age of the third person who died in the community has not been confirmed.

“There is another wave coming in and that wave is going to be much more destructive than we are currently facing right now,” said Grand Chief David Harper of the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO), an organization that represents most First Nations in the province's north...

...Meanwhile, nearly 30 other people have been airlifted out of the reserve to hospitals, mostly in Thompson, for treatment...