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07 May 2009 description

The Public Health Agency of Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) is a Level Four laboratory, with over 400 employees. The NML was established in 1999.The NML is internationally recognized as one of a handful of laboratories in the world with the capacity to work with highly pathogenic viruses.

National Microbiology Laboratory Actions on the H1N1 Flu Virus:

- The Public Health Agency of Canada received a request from Mexico to assist with diagnostic testing clusters of severe respiratory illness on April 18, 2009.

06 May 2009 description

(OTTAWA) - Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq and Chief Public Health Officer Dr. David Butler-Jones today announced that Canadian scientists have completed work on decoding the genetic makeup of the H1N1 flu virus.

"The world's knowledge of the H1N1 flu virus has taken a significant step forward thanks to the excellent work done at Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory," said Minister Aglukkaq.

"This is an important achievement for our scientists as it marks the first successful sequencing of virus samples from different countries," said Dr.

29 Apr 2009 description

OTTAWA - Canada's Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq and Mexico's Minister of Health Dr.

06 Nov 2007 description

The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable BeverleyJ. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, today expressed Canada's sympathy for those affected by the major flooding in Mexico last week and announced that Canada will contribute $500,000 to relief, recovery and reconstruction efforts.

"On behalf of all Canadians, I extend my sympathies to all those who have been affected by the flooding, which has resulted in loss of life and severe hardship," said Minister Bernier. "Canada and Mexico share a deep and long-standing friendship.

20 Aug 2007 description

Le ministre des Affaires étrangères, l'honorable Maxime Bernier, et la ministre de la Coopération internationale, l'honorable Beverley J. Oda, ont exprimé aujourd'hui leur sollicitude envers les pays de la région des Caraïbes touchés par l'ouragan Dean.

20 Aug 2007 description

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The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, today expressed Canada's concern for the countries of the Caribbean region affected by Hurricane Dean and, in anticipation of the needs that will be generated, announced that up to $2 million in immediate assistance will be made available as an element of a broader Canadian response.

"On behalf of the government and people of Canada, I wish to extend my sympathies to the families and friends of those affected by Hurricane Dean.