Five more mild cases of Influenza A (H1N1), also known as swine flu, were reported yesterday in Nova Scotia. That brings the total in the province to 53 since the outbreak began April 26.

Three of the new cases are within Annapolis Valley District Health Authority, with the other two coming from Capital District Health Authority.

The cases from Capital Health are related to the original cluster from King’s-Edgehill School in Windsor. The three cases from the Annapolis Valley are under investigation.

 

“As we have stated all along, it’s safe to go to work and school, and participate in school activities and to socialize, if you don’t have influenza-like symptoms,” Dr. Robert Strang, the chief public health officer for Nova Scotia, said in a release.

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