The Canadian Health System is reporting that nearly 100,000 Canadians were left without any vaccinations in November.
Health Minister Rona Ambrose says that’s because of a virus outbreak in Ontario, and other parts of Canada.
Ambrose says she has ordered the provinces to get all Canadians vaccinated by the end of the month.
“We will not let that happen,” Ambrose said Thursday.
I’m so sorry.” “
I can’t even imagine what it’s going to do to a family.
I’m so sorry.”
Health officials are asking Canadians to avoid travel to countries where outbreaks are taking place, and to avoid any public gatherings.
Ambrose also says the province is ordering health-care workers to stay away from any outbreaks that may be taking place.
It’s not clear if the virus has spread to other parts, and the province says there is no known link between the outbreak and an outbreak in Quebec.
Health officials say that while the numbers are still rising, they’re not sure if they’re getting close to the number of people who have died from the virus.
Ambrose said Wednesday that her government has received reports of cases in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario.
The number of confirmed cases in Quebec has increased to 10, with one death.
Ambrose told reporters Thursday that the province has no information about any of the cases in those provinces.
“The situation is fluid, so we have to do everything we can,” she said.
“If we see any increase in cases, we’ll take the appropriate steps to make sure that the health-services system is functioning at its best.”
Ambrose said the province expects that the number will reach “at least 50” cases by the middle of next month.
Health Canada says that while it is not clear how the virus is spreading, the number and severity of cases can be influenced by weather and where the cases are occurring.
Ambrose has been criticized for not declaring an outbreak before it was confirmed, saying in a news release that the virus was “understood in many places.”
Health Canada did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether there is a connection between the virus and an increase in deaths.