Severe Respiratory Illness in Mexico

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has been alerted to clusters of severe respiratory illnesses in some cities in Mexico. While Mexico has been able to confirm that some of this illness was caused by influenza A and B, they have requested help from Canada to conduct further laboratory testing.

On Wednesday, April 22, Mexican authorities held a news release to share more information about the situation. Since March 18,2009, there are a total of 137 cases of severe respiratory illness (SRI) and 20 deaths.

Download the attached Q&A for more info.

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Questions and Answers- Mexican SRI - April 23, 2009 (PDF)23.64 KB