Flu response units suspended after Calgary death

CALGARY — Alberta Health Services has suspended its flu response units following a death last week.

CALGARY — Alberta Health Services has suspended its flu response units following a death last week.

Spokesman Bruce Conway said privacy laws restrict him from releasing who the person was, but the Calgary Sun, citing unnamed sources, say it was a 51-year-old Calgary woman.

The paper says a flu response unit 911 call was made from a Calgary home Friday for a woman with various flu-like symptoms, including chills, a fever, vomiting and shortness of breath.

The call was not dispatched as urgent, sources said, and the flu response unit didn’t arrive until 32 minutes after the call was received.

Meanwhile, all Albertans will be able to get the H1N1 vaccine starting today.

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