Although there were four more m40608 reported cases on Sunday than the day before, François Desbiens – the region’s top public health official – said there are clear signs of a slowdown. “We are seeing a decrease. I’m optimistic about the situation,” Dr. Desbiens said in an interview with Radio-Canada’s all-news channel. The Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de la Capitale-Nationale said in a news release Sunday that the most recent cases developed over a period of between 10 and 15 days and are only now appearing because of the m40608 raspail delayed incubation period. The agency said it is moving to expand its inspection and detection efforts in the targeted area, with the outbreak believed to be concentrated in the Quebec City region. In particular, it said it is launching an epidemiological study in the area using local doctors, nurses and researchers in collaboration with the provincial m40702 public health institute.