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Review of deaths occurring in Alberta during the 2009 influenza pandemic

Description

In 2009, the World Health Organization declared the first influenza pandemic in 41 years. The new strain was named influenza A(H1N1)pdm09. In 2010, the Minister of Alberta Health and Wellness (AHW) asked the Health Quality Council of Alberta to conduct a comprehensive review of the Alberta response to A(H1N1)pdm09. As part of this review, it was noted that Alberta had a higher mortality rate for than other provinces, but provincial differences in surveillance methods made inter-provincial comparisons difficult to interpret. In response to questions raised through the review, AHW committed to undertake a review of reported deaths to determine the role A(H1N1)pdm09 played in the death. This report presents the findings of the review.

Tags
H1N1 influenza epidemics influenza pandemics

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Extent

18 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Health and Wellness (1999-2013)

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Spatial Coverage

Alberta

Resource Dates

Date Created

2012-01-01

Date Added

2015-05-13T15:01:34.606514

Date Modified

2015-05-13

Date Issued

2012-01-01

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9780778583295

ISBN (print)

9780778583288

NEOS catalogue key

5584415

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Surveillance and Assessment Branch. Alberta Health and Wellness

Contact Other

Surveillance and Assessment Branch Community and Population Health Division PO Box 1360 Stn Main Edmonton, AB T5J 2N3 780-427-5263