April 30, 2009 / 10:18 PM / 9 years ago

Quebec sees 1st confirmed case of H1N1 flu: official

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian province of Quebec has recorded its first confirmed case of the new H1N1 flu strain, a federal official said on Thursday.

The official with the Public Health Agency of Canada spoke on condition on anonymity because he was not authorized to represent the government department.

A Nova Scotia official said earlier on Thursday that province had recorded the first case of the new H1N1 flu strain spreading from one person to another within Canada.

Reporting by Jeffrey Hodgson; editing by Rob Wilson

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