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Samantha Kapp, CP24.com
Health Minister Jane Philpott confirmed Sunday that an increased number of health officials from all over Ontario have been sent to Toronto바카라 to help with the spread of measles.
Health Minister Jane Philpott confirmed Sunday that an increased number of health officials from all over Ontario have been sent to Toronto to help with the spread of measles.
“We can assure you that we are working diligently to ensure that the public health infrastructure is up to date to protect patients and communities from this dangerous disease,” Philpott said at a press conference. “We cannot allow another day, or day two, or day three to pass without additional action.”
She said the government has received calls from all over the province to meet a recent surge of calls in Toronto, and added that if she has not given some sort of funding to Toronto before, she expects that to happen now to keep the population up to date.
“We will continue to work closely with our partners across our province to provide additional resources as warranted,” Philpott added.
A spokesperson for Dr. Andrew Neufeld, president of the Ottawa Hospital, confirmed his hospital has taken in 16 sickened patients, one of whom has died. In total, Neufeld said he has seen an increase of seven patients in the hospital’s emergency department since Wednesday afternoon.
Neufeld explained he has heard from health officials as far away as Niagara Falls who are worried the measles may spread further into southern Ontario.
“It is a really scary time to bring up this idea of an ongoing outbreak. Our main concern is that these children are not in safe environments,” Neufeld said. “I am not certain if any of them are infected with the measles, but we know that they have had some health problems.”
Municipalities, cities and other organizations also have received calls about an increased number of measles cases in other parts of the province, Neufeld said.
“We’ve had a rash of cases in Winnipeg, a spate of incidents in Ontario and Saskatchewan,” Neufeld said. “We are seeing more and more of this virus in communities around the province and across th