Sep 25, 2012
The first case in Ontario of a human contracting the H1N1 variant influenza virus from a pig has been confirmed by the province’s Chief Medical Officer.
Today, Dr. Arlene King, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, issued the following statement on a case of influenza A H1N1 variant detected in Ontario:
“An Ontario resident has been confirmed as having been infected with an H1N1 variant (H1N1v) influenza virus. An influenza virus that normally circulates in animals is referred to as a variant virus when it infects humans.
This adult male patient became ill after close contact with pigs. He is being treated and closely monitored in a hospital in southwestern Ontario.”
For the full news release, click here.