Calgary

9 children released from hospital after mystery illness on Alberta First Nation

Nine children have been released from hospital and placed with a kinship group, while one remains in ICU, after 12 people were transported to hospital with "influenza-like" symptoms from a home on the Stoney Nakoda First Nation, according to a children's welfare representative.

Kids placed with relatives as investigation continues

On Friday, RCMP remained outside the home where a child was found dead and 12 other people transported to hospital. (Anis Heydari/CBC)

Nine children have been released from hospital, while one remains in intensive care, two days after they were found on a Calgary-area First Nation with a mysterious illness. 

The children from Stoney Nakoda First Nation are now with relatives, according to a children's welfare representative.

"They have been back in the community, placed in a home with a kinship group," said Trez McCaskill, director of Stoney Nakoda Child and Family Services. 

"We always hope to reunite the parents with the family. We'll be working with the family to address any concerns they might have."

The children and two adults were found in a home on Wednesday, suffering from "influenza-like" symptoms, and were taken to hospital. A four-month-old baby was also found in the home and declared dead. 

Police and paramedics were responding to a report of children in medical distress. One of the children, a two-year-old, was found in serious condition. 

That child is the one still in hospital, McCaskill said. 

"A variety of common respiratory viruses were determined to be involved with those admitted to hospital," AHS said in the release.

Alberta Health Services said Friday there's no ongoing health risk for the children or adults. The agency also said there was no health risk to the public.

The agency said it was unable to comment on any patient's medical history or condition under the province's Health Information Act, and was also unable to comment on the child's death as it is under investigation by RCMP. 

An autopsy on the baby was scheduled for Friday.