A Manitoba Hydro employee who lived in the 450-worker camp at the Wuskwatim dam project is in serious condition in a Winnipeg hospital with a confirmed case of H1N1 virus.

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A Manitoba Hydro employee who lived in the 450-worker camp at the Wuskwatim dam project is in serious condition in a Winnipeg hospital with a confirmed case of H1N1 virus.

The man worked in the office at the construction site on the Burntwood River, spokesman Glenn Schneider said.

There have been no other cases reported among camp workers, Schneider said Thursday.

"We had already communicated with camp workers as well as all employees about the potential spread of the virus," he said. "It is a closed environment," he said, with employees living and working together and sharing a common dining hall.

Hydro notified workers about the steps to take to prevent the spread of the illness, including personal hygiene measures and how to identify symptoms at an early stage, he said.