Cablegate: Wgsars: Canada-Wide Status Report April 21

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





CDC for Global Health Office (Cox)

E.O. 12958: N/A
SUBJECT: WGSARS: Canada-wide Status Report April 21
(Number 5)

Ref. (A) Ottawa 1107 (SARS Canada-wide Report #4)

(B) Toronto 1144(Ontario SARS Update #14)

1. Health Canada as of April 17 has begun to provide
Health Alert notices to passengers departing by train
from Toronto's Union Station. The Health Alert notice
describes the symptoms of SARS and advises travelers to
see a physician if they develop symptoms.

2. As of 13:00 Eastern Daylight Savings Time April 21,
2003, Health Canada has received reports of 316
probable or suspect cases of severe acute respiratory
syndrome (SARS) in Canada. There have been 14 deaths
attributed to SARS (13 probable cases and 1 suspect
case) all linked to the Toronto nexus. To date,
transmission has been limited to specific transmission
settings such as households, hospitals and specific
community settings. The details of the cases to date
are as follows:

-- Ontario is reporting 135 probable and 124 suspect
cases. (See Toronto reporting for details.)

-- British Columbia is reporting 4 probable and 41
suspect cases. (Increase of 4 suspect cases since
report #4)

-- New Brunswick is reporting 2 suspect cases. (No

-- Saskatchewan is reporting 1 suspect case. (No

-- Alberta is reporting 5 suspect cases. (No change.)

-- Prince Edward Island is reporting 4 suspect cases.
(No change.)


© Scoop Media

World Headlines


Myanmar: UN Condemns Escalating Violence In Deadliest Day Of Protests So Far

In response to the killing of at least 18 protesters demonstrating against Myanmar’s military coup, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) on Sunday together with the UN chief, strongly condemned the “escalating violence” and called for an immediate end to the use of force... More>>

Syria: Economic Decline, Rising Hunger And Surging Humanitarian Needs

Syria’s fragile economy has “suffered multiple shocks” over the past 18 months, with its currency plummeting and joblessness swelling as people struggle to cover their basic needs, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council ... More>>

OECD: Final Quarter Of 2020 Shows Continued Recovery In G20 International Merchandise Trade

G20 international merchandise trade continued to rebound in the fourth quarter of 2020 ( exports up 7.2% and imports up 6.8%), following the sharp falls seen in the first half of 2020, as lockdown measures affected trade globally. Although growth ... More>>

Focus On: UN SDGs

UNFCCC: Greater Climate Ambition Urged As Initial NDC Synthesis Report Is Published

UN Climate Change today published the Initial NDC Synthesis Report, showing nations must redouble efforts and submit stronger, more ambitious national climate action plans in 2021 if they’re to achieve the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature rise by 2°C—ideally 1.5°C—by the end of the century... More>>

2021: Critical Year To ‘reset Our Relationship With Nature’ – UN Chief

During this time of “crisis and fragility”, the UN chief told the United Nations Environment Assembly on Monday that human well-being and prosperity can be vastly improved by prioritizing nature-based solutions. Painting a picture of the turmoil ... More>>

Paris Agreement: UN Secretary-General António Guterres To Mark U.S. Reentry With Envoy For Climate John Kerry

Watch live at UN Secretary-General António Guterres will join U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John F. Kerry at an event marking the United States’ reentry into the Paris Agreement this Friday. The discussion with the Secretary-General ... More>>