An Ottawa-area preteen girl is the latest casualty of the H1N1 virus.
The child, who has not yet been identified due to patient confidentiality, did not have a known pre-existing medical condition.
She died in hospital on Saturday, the first victim of the second stage of the pandemic.
Now, officials are concerned the disease may have spread. Health care workers are monitoring her parents and siblings. So far, they have shown no traces of the disease.
In its first stage, there were a total of 38 H1N1-related deaths in Ontario.
H1N1 Flu shot clinics in Toronto:
- Metro Hall – Rotunda (55 John Street)
- North York Civic Centre – Members Lounge (5100 Yonge Street)
- Scarborough Civic Centre – Rotunda (150 Borough Drive)
- East York Civic Centre – Lower Level (850 Coxwell Avenue)
- Etobicoke Civic Centre – Committee rooms 1, 2, 3 (399 The West Mall)
- Timothy Eaton Business and Tech. Institute – Cafeteria (1251 Bridletowne Circle)
- Melody P.S. – Gym (24 Strathburn Boulveard)
- North Kipling Community Recreational Centre (2 Roundtree Rd.)
- North Toronto Memorial Community Recreational Centre (22 Eglinton Ave. W.)
- Masaryk-Cowan Community Recreational Centre (200 Cowan Ave.)
Links to clinics around the GTA:
Seasonal Flu Clinics
Many of these clinics are only for those 65 years of age or older. Everyone else should see their family doctor for the seasonal flu vaccine.
Seasonal Flu Clinics (Toronto)
Seasonal Flu Clinics (York Region)
Seasonal Flu Clinics (Peel Region)
Seasonal Flu Clinics (Durham Region) (date and times are under revision, but other information is available)
For more information, visit the Toronto Public Health website.