01/08/2014 03:15 EST | Updated 03/10/2014 05:59 EDT

Health Minister Rona Ambrose provides flu update

Federal and provincial health officials are hold a media briefing at 3:30 p.m. ET in Ottawa to provide an update on the flu. will carry the news conference live.

The H1N1 strain of the flu virus, often called the swine flu, has been blamed for 10 deaths in Alberta, where hundreds of people have been hospitalized with the virus. Cases of H1N1 have been confirmed in Quebec and Nova Scotia.

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