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Two cases of diphtheria confirmed in area of Onion Lake Cree Nation in Sask.


January 22, 2020

Complications from diptheria can be deadly. The Centers for Disease Control and Pervention says even with treatment one in 10 diphtheria patients die. (Canadian Press)

Health officials say two cases of diphtheria have been diagnosed in the area of Onion Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan.

A medical health officer for Indigenous Services Canada recently sent a notice to the chief of Onion Lake Cree Nation, near the Saskatchewan-Alberta boundary, informing him that the two cases were diagnosed in the last month.


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