One case of H1N1 confirmed at Sask. potash mine camp
Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016 2:08PM EST
Health authorities in Saskatchewan have confirmed one case of H1N1 at a potash mining camp.
The Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region confirmed a case of H1N1 at the K+S mining camp, located near the town of Bethune. Authorities are awaiting the test results from one other patient.
H1N1, commonly known as the swine flu, is a seasonal human flu virus that also circulates in pigs. It first made headlines in 2009, when it caused a world-wide pandemic. Symptoms of H1N1 are similar to seasonal flu symptoms.
Health authorities are expected to give an update on the case on Wednesday afternoon.