January 27, 2016 12:48 pm
Updated: January 27, 2016 7:46 pm

H1N1 outbreak in camp at Sask. potash mine

An H1N1 outbreak has been reported at the K+S Potash Legacy Camp, located near the mine just south of Bethune, Sask.

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REGINA – As many as five people have been quarantined due to an outbreak of the H1N1 flu virus.

The cases have been reported at the K+S Potash Legacy Camp, located near the mine just south of Bethune, Sask.

Workers have been informed of the outbreak via signs posted in the camp, advising them to notify supervisors if they exhibit any flu-like symptoms.

Workers have been informed of the outbreak via signs posted in the camp, advising them to notify supervisors if they exhibit any flu-like symptoms.

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The Legacy Project camp is large enough to house 1,470 workers, while more than 2,300 are employed on site.

The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region confirmed two people have been hospitalized, but couldn’t comment on the other cases.

K+S says it will provide an immunization clinic on Thursday.

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