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Canada reports 3 more deaths related to swine flu

world Updated: Jul 07, 2009 08:56 IST

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Canadian health officials have reported three more deaths related to swine flu, bringing the country’s total to 36.

Dr Andre Corriveau, Alberta’s chief medical health officer, said yesterday that a child under 10 and two adults have died after contracting the illness. The child was from Saskatchewan, and the adults from Manitoba and Alberta.

Corriveau says all the three people also suffered from other health problems, but he would not elaborate on those illnesses.

Canada currently has 8,883 confirmed cases of swine flu, 663 of which have required hospitalization.