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PHO Rounds: pH1N1 – H3N2: A Novel Influenza Virus Reassortment
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave. Suite 300, Toronto, ON M5G 1V2
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Abstract

Dr. Jonathan Gubbay will present on a new influenza virus that has been discovered by the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (OAHPP).  It is the first Canadian confirmed finding of a patient with a coinfection of seasonal H3N2 and pH1N1 followed by reassortment. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case ever reported globally.  The sample was submitted to OAHPP laboratories and testing identified co-infection and reassortment of the two viruses.  These results were validated by National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg.

Dr. Natasha Crowcroft will be the discussant, commenting on the public health significance of this finding.

The Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please contact 647-260-7100 or learning@oahpp.ca

 

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