Public health guidance regarding Influenza A(H7N9) Virus in China
April 16, 2013
Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health is informing all health system partners of preparedness activities related to influenza A (H7N9):
- To date the World Health Organization has announced a total of 60 cases of infection with influenza A (H7N9), and 13 deaths, all in China. WHO is not recommending special screening at points of entry or travel/ trade restrictions with respect to this event.
- The Public Health Agency of Canada posted a Level 2 travel health notice for Canadians planning travel to China. PHAC’s current assessment of public health risk in Canada is low.
- MOHLTC activated its Emergency Operations Centre in order to facilitate information sharing and monitoring with other governments and the health care system.
- MOHLTC continues to work with its partners to develop contingency plans in the event that the risk posed by influenza A(H7N9) increases.
- Health system partners and health providers who have questions related to influenza A (H7N9) are encouraged to contact the ministry at 1-866-212-2272.
- Click here to access Influenza A(H7N9) Guidance for Health Workers
Click here to access the Ministry’s information page, where all future updates will be posted.