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Cablegate: Wgsars: Canada-Wide Status Report April 16

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS OTTAWA 001107

SIPDIS

STATE FOR WGSARS, OES/PCI, WHA/CAN (RUNNING)

HHS FOR OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY, OFFICE OF
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (STEIGER)

CDC for Global Health Office (Cox)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: TBIO AMED CA SARS
SUBJECT: WGSARS: Canada-wide Status Report April 16
(Number 4)

Ref. (A) Ottawa 1078 (SARS Canada-wide Report #3)

(B) Toronto 1097 (Ontario SARS Update #11)

1. As of April 15, 2003, Health Canada has received
reports of 296 probable or suspect cases of severe
acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Canada. There have
been 13 deaths in Canada - all clustered in Toronto,
Ontario. To date, transmission has been limited to
specific transmission settings such as households,
hospitals and specific community settings. The
following figures reflect the situation as of 13:00
Eastern Daylight Saving Time, April 15, unless
otherwise noted:
2. Ontario is reporting 105 probable and 139 suspect
cases. All cases have occurred in persons who have
traveled to Asia or had contact with SARS cases in the
household or in a health-care setting. (See Toronto
reporting for details.)
3. British Columbia is reporting 4 probable and 37
suspect cases as of 19:00 Eastern Daylight Saving Time,
April 15. (One new probable and one new suspect case
since report #3. Nineteen of the suspect cases have
recovered.)
4. New Brunswick reports 2 suspect cases. (New
Brunswick authorities note that both individuals have
recovered)
5. Saskatchewan reports 1 suspect case. (Saskatchewan
authorities report this individual has recovered.)
6. Alberta reports 5 suspect cases. (According to the
Alberta government, all five cases have recovered.)
7. Prince Edward Island reports 4 suspect cases. (PEI
authorities report the voluntary quarantine on these
four individuals was lifted on April 14, they developed
no signs or symptoms of SARS.)

8. According to provincial health authorities, the
standard practice will be that suspect cases will
continue to be counted as a suspect case until there is
a definitive test to confirm or rule out the disease.

Cellucci

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