The Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club has confirmed today, a player has been diagnosed as having had the H1N1 flu. There are no other confirmed cases of H1N1 among the Edmonton Oilers players, coaches or support staff, although a number of individuals have been suffering with the seasonal flu or flu like symptoms.
Dr. Dhiren Naidu of Edmonton Oilers medical staff had the following statement regarding the confirmed case of H1N1.
“People in the community will be affected by this flu and our players are not immune to this new virus. It’s important to note that our player recovered in very short order and has since resumed playing. We continue to be diligent in our defences against the virus and encourage everyone to do the same. Hand washing, paying attention to the symptoms, staying home if you are ill are all measures to be taken. In fact, I would direct everyone to heed advice regarding H1N1 as issued daily by Alberta Health.”