Canada Infant dead, 14 others from same Alberta home ill in hospital

16:27  05 april  2018
16:27  05 april  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Video courtesy of CBC News. CALGARY - RCMP were still looking for answers Thursday after an infant died and 14 others were taken to hospital from an Alberta First Nation. Peters says it's not unusual for people to fall ill , but having 15 in the same house is "weird."

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MORLEY, Alta. - RCMP and paramedics were called to a rural home west of Calgary on Wednesday where an infant was pronounced dead and 14 other people were found suffering from influenza-like symptoms.

Cpl. Curtis Peters said Mounties went to a home in Morley, on the Stoney Nakoda First Nation 60 kilometres west of Calgary, to check on a report of a child in medical distress.

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"The investigation is very preliminary right now," Peters said. "We don't know a lot of details, but unfortunately we can confirm that a child did die at that residence."

The RCMP said its major crimes unit is assisting the Cochrane detachment with the investigation.

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RCMP attend the scene after an infant was found dead and 14 others were sent to Alberta Children's Hospital from a home on the Stoney Nakoda First Nation, 60 kilometres west of Calgary, April 4, 2018.

RCMP and paramedics were called to a rural home west of Calgary on Wednesday where an infant was pronounced dead and 14 other people were found suffering from influenza-like symptoms. Curtis Peters said Mounties went to a home in Morley

EMS spokesman Stuart Brideaux said a four-month-old was pronounced dead at the home.

He said 10 children and four young adults were rushed to hospital. One young child was in serious condition, while the rest were stable.

The symptoms were mainly respiratory, said Brideaux.

"Largely these are the typical symptoms we see in any seasonal flu," he said.

"Somebody may have some shortness of breath. They may have a fever. They may be feeling just generally unwell."

The sickest child was in one ambulance, while the rest were well enough to be transported in groups of three or four, said Brideaux.

On Wednesday evening, two RCMP vehicles and an ambulance were parked at a large blue house nestled off a dirt road as wet, heavy snow fell.

One of the cruisers was blocking off the driveway and a man told media gathered outside that the children's mother wanted privacy.

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RCMP attend a house on the Stoney Nakoda First Nation near Cochrane, about 60 kilometres west of Calgary, after Alberta Health Services reported one child was found dead in the home and 14 others were transported to hospital .

— RCMP and paramedics were called to a rural home west of Calgary on Wednesday where an infant was pronounced dead and 14 other people were found suffering from influenza-like symptoms. One child was pronounced dead and 14 other people were taken to hospital with "influenza-like

Brideaux said it appeared there was a "familial relationship" for all involved, but it was not clear how all of them were related.

He said when EMS personnel deal with multiple patients, it's usually because of something like a car crash or violent trauma — not an illness.

"From a medical standpoint, it is quite unusual and rare," he said.

Edith Pedneault, an official with Indigenous Services Canada, said the department has offered support to community health officials.

"Our thoughts are with the family and the community of Stoney Nakoda at this tragic time," she wrote in an email.

She referred all questions about what happened to RCMP.

Peel police officer taken to hospital after transport truck collides with cruiser .
A Peel police officer was taken to hospital as a precaution on Tuesday after a transport truck driver collided with her cruiser.  The crash occurred shortly before 10 a.m. near the intersection of Derry and Rexwood Roads in Malton. "Luckily there were no injuries, but it being a tractor-trailer, she was taken to hospital to make sure she is okay," Const. Bally Saini said.The driver of the transport truck is also not injured and is co-operating with police. The westbound lanes of Derry Road were closed at Rexwood Road for several hours, but have since reopened to traffic.

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