By Dene Moore, THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER, B.C. – A B.C. health official called the Canadian Medical Association Journal “irresponsible and inflammatory” on Thursday for an article about the H1N1 influenza virus circulating in a Vancouver Island aboriginal community.

The article posted by the journal Thursday said a group of small communities on Vancouver Island, including the remote aboriginal community of Ahousat, B.C., were suffering the first pandemic outbreak of the coming flu season.

The report said most of the cases were mild, and only two patients were hospitalized.

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