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UNCLAS OTTAWA 001078 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, Health SUBJECT: WGSARS: Canada-wide Status Report April 14 (Number 3) Ref. (A) Ottawa 1061 (SARS Canada-wide Report #2) (B) Toronto 1075 (Ontario SARS Health Emergency) 1. As of April 13, 2003, Health Canada has received reports of 283 probable or suspect cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Canada. There have been 13 deaths in Canada - all clustered in Toronto. The information contained in this update was accurate as of 13:00 Eastern Daylight Saving Time, April 13: The details of the cases to date are as follows: 2. Ontario: is reporting 97 probable and 135 suspect cases and 13 fatalities. (See Toronto reporting for details.) 3. British Columbia: is reporting 3 probable and 36 suspect cases. (Four new suspect cases since Update #2). 4. New Brunswick: is reporting 2 suspect cases. (No change from Update #2) 5. Saskatchewan: is reporting 1 suspect case. (No change from Update #2) 6. Alberta: is reporting 5 suspect cases. (No change from Update #2) 7. Prince Edward Island: is reporting 4 suspect cases. (No change from Update #2). 8. All Canadian 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. Cellucci
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