Wednesday, March 23, 2016

No medical emergency among Kashechewan children: Health Canada

A picture of a Kashechewan baby from Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus's Twitter feed. (Charlie Angus/Twitter)
 By Kate Rutherford, CBC News
   Doctors flown into Kashechewan First Nation say they have identified dozens of children with skin conditions but no medical emergencies.
   The Cree community of about 1800 is situated on the Albany River near James Bay.
Deputy Chief Hosed Wesley says he was told there were 34 people, including one adult, now identified as having a skin condition at a briefing with doctors this afternoon.
   The diagnoses so far in the children aged one to the mid-teens are scabies, mild impetigo and eczema, said Keith Conn, associate deputy minister of Health Canada's First Nations and Inuit Health branch. It's unclear if the kids have a combination of these or one or the other...Continue reading...

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