Health officials update case of child's deathMonday, January 20, 2014 by: Steve Hardy
North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit
Update on Death of Child
On Friday, January 17, 2014, the Health Unit received a report about the death of a child at the North Bay Regional Health Centre. The child had presented with a flu-like respiratory illness and preliminary screening was positive for Influenza A.
“Based on further testing, we are able to report the child in question is considered as a death in a laboratory confirmed case of Influenza A H1N1.
"The cause of death remains under investigation.”
Dr. Jim Chirico, Medical Officer of Health North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit
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