US embassy cable - 03OTTAWA1078

WGSARS: Canada-wide Status Report April 14 (Number 3)

Identifier: 03OTTAWA1078
Wikileaks: View 03OTTAWA1078 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Ottawa
Created: 2003-04-14 20:19:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: TBIO AMED CA SARS Health
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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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