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Mysterious illness death toll up to 10

Canadian Press

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

CREDIT: National Post

Two more residents at the Seven Oaks Home died Monday after an outbreak of a mysterious illness.

TORONTO -- Public health officials in Toronto say the toll in the outbreak of a mysterious respiratory illness at a seniors' residence has climbed to 10 with the deaths of four more people.

Despite the new fatalities, Toronto's medical officer of health says the outbreak at the Seven Oaks Home for the Aged remains under control.

Dr. David McKeown says the outbreak has affected 70 residents of the home, along with 12 employees and two visitors.

A total of 40 residents have been admitted to hospital.

While testing for the cause continues, public health officials have said it may never be possible to determine the exact type of bug responsible for the rash of illnesses.

However, they have ruled out influenza, avian flu, and SARS.

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