The day before yesterday I was given a tip from a worker at the hospital in Kingston Ontario that a person was extremely ill with H1N3 virus. It would appear to be a more serious tip than one would expect.
An elderly woman is dead and three other passengers were taken to hospital Saturday after developing flu-like symptoms on an eastbound VIA Rail train.
The train, headed to Toronto from Vancouver, was stopped in Parry Sound, Ont., for six hours starting at 5 a.m. after an 86-year-old woman was reported to be unconscious and unresponsive. Emergency crews boarded the train and confirmed the woman had died.
The two compartments occupied by the passengers were quarantined, and the train arrived in Toronto just before 4 p.m.