Federal policies fuel spread of swine flu, experts say

Webster, Paul
September 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/1/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 5, pE90
Academic Journal
The article reports on the claims that federal policies have worsened the rapid spread of Novel A(H1N1) influenza in remote First Nations communities in Canada. It notes that the federal government is unprepared to manage or quantify accurately the incidence among Aboriginal people. According to Isaac Sobol, chief medical officer of health for Nunavut, there is still rampant malnutrition and overcrowded housing in his district, despite several federal social policies for Aboriginal people.


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