Swine flu breaks out on Vancouver Island

October 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/27/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 9, pE202
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the 2009 swine flu outbreak in Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Family physician Dr. John Armstrong implies on the access to care for people, availability of swine flu vaccines, and the issue on clinical diagnosis are the main contributors of the outbreak of swine flu in Canada. It discloses that the largest case of outbreak is observed in Ahousat, a main settlement on Flores Island which can only be reached through travelling by water or air.


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