Important Notices
  • Manitoba A/H1N1 Influenza Update
    May 06, 2009

    Manitoba Health has developed a document that provides interim guidance for clinicians in ambulatory settings regarding laboratory testing for Novel A/H1N1 Influenza. 

    Manitoba Health has advised that the decision to test should be based on clinical judgment, taking into consideration infection severity and co-morbidity and the likelihood of exposure to A/H1N1. If testing is indicated, a nasopharyngeal aspirate or nasopharyngeal throat swab or bronchoalveolar wash specimen should be collected and sent to Cadham Provincial Laboratory. For more information, please see the Manitoba Client Notice below.

    Manitoba Client Notice-A H1N1 Influenza-May 6, 2009 [PDF]

    Manitoba Health has developed a document that provides interim guidance for clinicians in ambulatory settings regarding laboratory testing for Novel A/H1N1 Influenza. 

    Manitoba Health has advised that the decision to test should be based on clinical judgment, taking into consideration infection severity and co-morbidity and the likelihood of exposure to A/H1N1. If testing is indicated, a nasopharyngeal aspirate or nasopharyngeal throat swab or bronchoalveolar wash specimen should be collected and sent to Cadham Provincial Laboratory. For more information, please see the Manitoba Client Notice below.

    Manitoba Client Notice-A H1N1 Influenza-May 6, 2009 [PDF]

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  • Quebec A/H1N1 Influenza Update
    May 06, 2009

    The Quebec Public Health Laboratory has issued guidance regarding reporting and laboratory testing for A/H1N1 influenza.

    The QPHL advises that respiratory specimens such as nasopharyngeal or endotracheal aspirations or secretions, bronchoalveolar washings, or nasopharyngeal swabs (preferably performed with a flocked swab or a flexible swab) may be collected and sent to the QPHL. For more detailed information on collection, transportation and information requirements, please see the Quebec Client Notice below.

    Avis Aux Clients (Quebec), Le Point Sur La Grippe A (H1N1), le 6 mai 2009 [PDF]

    Quebec Client Notice - A (H1N1) Influenza Update, May 6, 2009 [PDF]

    The Quebec Public Health Laboratory has issued guidance regarding reporting and laboratory testing for A/H1N1 influenza.

    The QPHL advises that respiratory specimens such as nasopharyngeal or endotracheal aspirations or secretions, bronchoalveolar washings, or nasopharyngeal swabs (preferably performed with a flocked swab or a flexible swab) may be collected and sent to the QPHL. For more detailed information on collection, transportation and information requirements, please see the Quebec Client Notice below.

    Avis Aux Clients (Quebec), Le Point Sur La Grippe A (H1N1), le 6 mai 2009 [PDF]

    Quebec Client Notice - A (H1N1) Influenza Update, May 6, 2009 [PDF]

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