Navigation Links
Quebec arming itself to combat a potential influenza pandemic

Quebec is gearing itself for a probable influenza pandemic, and its effects on 2.6 million people. Everyone in Quebec seem to be gripped with concern and at a press conference , Health Minister Philippe// Couillard said "The government is taking measures so that from the beginning of the epidemic we're able to limit the number of hospitalizations and deaths.''

Quebec has its plan ready, to face a worst-case possibility, of the initial pandemic wave affecting 35% of the population, amounting to nearly 2.6 million Quebecers - it could lead to 34000 being infected and 8500, dying due to the outbreak.

The Action plan lists out the possibility of a pandemic looming large with the H5N1 virus, necessitating the availability of vaccines and antiviral drugs.” If there is a shortage, special security measures will be put in place to protect the storage and distribution of vaccines and antivirals,'' the plan says.

The health minister has expressed a prayer, hoping such a situation of a pandemic does not ever arise, "What is obvious today, it should be obvious, is that everyone here is working together to prepare our society and the health-care network for the occurrence of this pandemic, which, again, we hope will never happen,'' he said.

A flu pandemic will be like the last nail into the Coffin for Quebec's economy, but knowing the extent of preparedness of the province for a crisis , the 1998 ice storm, being a case in point, it will not come as a surprise that Quebec emerges out of any grave crisis.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Quebecers To Choose Private Health-Care Insurance
2. Allergic Individuals Should Carry Two Doses Of EpiPen Says Quebec Coroner
3. Man Made Heart for Man from Quebec
4. Viral Gastroenteritis Grips Quebec Enmasse
5. Two Brands of Pesto Recalled in Quebec, Ontario
6. Childhood Obesity Among Quebec Communities Raises Concerns
7. Vitamins Harming, not Helping, the Heart
8. Prevent Global Warming by Becoming A Vegetarian
9. Infertility rate in UK men increasing at an alarming rate with numbers rising over 2.5 million
10. Non-Communicable Diseases Mounting Up At An Alarming Rate in India
11. Illegal Drug Use In England Mounting Up At An Alarming Rate
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/24/2016)... ... ... WaterAid launched the #perioddrama campaign to mark Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28 and ... who do not have access to a toilet, even when they’re on their periods. , ... The (sometimes hilarious) results help shine a light on the awkwardness that women face while ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Harvard Health Publications, the consumer health ... deliver a new series of Q&A videos to clinicians and patients at the ... of Harvard Medical School faculty into brief videos that clinicians using vidscrip can ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2016 , ... ... of safety signs and safety labels , has been featured ... Symbols: Laser Labels.” , The eiXtra e-newsletter provides electroindustry professionals with manufacturer, regulatory, ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... After graduating from Cornell, ... the next decade in hospitals, on medication, living on Social Security disability and staying ... Illness and How I Beat It!” (published by Balboa Press), Alexander shares how he ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... Design Concepts , ... Centro del Quinto Sol Wheel Park’ in Pueblo, Colorado. This park was designed ... something special for this often overlooked neighborhood. Located at 609 E. 6th Street, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/19/2016)... AVIV, Israel , May 19, 2016 ... or the "Company"), an emerging global ophthalmic company focused ... product candidates which address ophthalmic conditions, announced today that ... Italy ) for the manufacturing, distribution, ... product for the treatment of dry eye syndrome (DES) ...
(Date:5/19/2016)... , May 19, 2016 At ... Society Meeting in Amsterdam , (May 15-19), ... most clinically-proven radiosurgery system available, has been used in ... with brain tumors, vascular malformations and functional disorders. ... than 75,000 patients every year in hundreds of leading ...
(Date:5/19/2016)... , May 19, 2016 The equities ... is always abounding of surprises is without doubt the Healthcare ... ahead of today,s trading session: Alkermes PLC (NASDAQ: ... IDEXX Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ: IDXX ), and Atossa ... your complimentary alerts at: http://www.activewallst.com/ ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: