Via CBC News Edmonton: Stollery Hospital puts ward in isolation due to flu outbreak. Excerpt:
A flu outbreak has prompted health officials to close a ward at the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton.
The ward has been placed in isolation, which is standard procedure when there are more than two cases.
"We have three cases of influenza in one of our units there," said Dr. Gerry Predy, the province's chief medical officer of health. "So we've had to close the unit to new admissions, again just to protect kids coming into the hospital from being exposed to influenza."
The ward could be closed for about a week.
Flu has also led the University of Alberta Hospital to cancel four cardiac surgeries because a specialist was called away to deal with a severe H1N1 case. The hospital plans to reschedule the procedures as soon as possible.
"They were elective procedures, which means they weren't urgent, urgent ones," Predy said. "But of course we recognize the for the individuals and the families involved to put off surgeries is not something that's easy to accept."
According to the Edmonton Sun, H1N1 cases have risen to 236.