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Canadian Journal of Public Health

, Volume 100, Issue 5, pp 337–339 | Cite as

Pandemic Influenza (H1N1): Our Canadian Response

  • John S. Spika
  • David Butler-Jones
Commentary

Abstract

The emergence of pandemic influenza (H1N1) 2009 in spring 2009 has provided a real test to the pandemic preparations that Canada, other countries and the World Health Organization have undertaken. Although formidable challenges remain, Canada is as well prepared as any country to address the second wave of the pandemic expected in the fall.

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Pandemic influenza (H1N1) 2009 Canada 

Résumé

L’émergence de la grippe pandémique (H1N1) au printemps 2009 a permis de tester dans des conditions réelles les préparatifs de lutte contre la pandémie amorcés par le Canada, les autres pays et l’Organisation mondiale de la santé. Il reste des obstacles formidables à surmonter, mais le Canada est aussi bien préparé que les autres pays à affronter la deuxième vague de la pandémie, attendue à l’automne.

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grippe pandémique (H1N1) 2009 Canada 

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© The Canadian Public Health Association 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Immunization and Respiratory InfectiousOttawaCanada

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