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Workers Memorial Day 2015

  Every year we pause on April 28 for Workers Memorial Day to publicly remember the workers who died or suffered from exposures to hazards at work. While worker deaths in America are down, on average, even one death or one injury is still too many. This year marks the 45th anniversary of the passing … Continue reading »

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: Workers’ Memorial Day 2015

  On Workers’ Memorial Day we acknowledge the toll that work-related exposures have taken on American workers, their families, and communities. Each year, NIOSH collaborates with the staff of the CDC Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report (MMWR) to publish the most recent NIOSH analyses of occupational illness and injuries, and investigations of occupational hazards. The … Continue reading »

Minister of Health launches National Immunization Awareness Week

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Health, joined by Dr. Taylor, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, will launch National Immunization Awareness Week and speak to the importance of vaccination. Public Health Updates

FluWatch report: April 12 to April 18, 2015 (Week 15)

Influenza B continued to be the most common influenza virus circulating in Canada. More influenza B detections have been observed to date this season, compared to the same time last season. Public Health Updates

Minister of Health launches National Immunization Awareness Week

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Health, joined by Dr. Taylor, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, will launch National Immunization Awareness Week and speak to the importance of vaccination. Public Health Updates

Workplace Medical Mystery Solved: An Unknown Exposure Leaves a Child with High Amounts of Lead in her Blood

The local health department conducted a lead risk assessment of Michelle and Ted’s house that turned up some interesting findings. While their home was built before 1978—when lead-containing paint was banned by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission—no lead-based paint was found in the house. The homes that were demolished to make way for the … Continue reading »

Femmes, santé et travail

Retour sur le colloque Etui de mars 2015L’Institut syndical européen (Etui, European Trade Union Institute) organisait un colloque international, le premier en son genre, en mars 2015 sur le thème « Femmes, santé et  travail : partager connaissances et expériences pour améliorer les conditions de travail des femmes et renforcer l’égalité ». Étaient au programme … Continue reading »

Measles and Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report – Week 14, 2015: April 05 to April 11, 2015

In Canada, during week 14, 8 new cases of measles were reported, by British Columbia (n=6) and Quebec (n=2). One imported case of rubella was reported by Ontario. Public Health Updates

Avian Influenza (H5N1): Global Update

Avian influenza (H5N1), commonly known as “bird flu”, is a viral infection that can spread easily and quickly among birds. Travellers are reminded that countries around the world, in particular, countries in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa continue to report cases of avian influenza (H5N1). Public Health Updates

Canada Communicable Disease Report Volume 41-S3, April 20, 2015

To mark National Immunization Awareness Week coming up April 25 to May 2, 2015, this supplement explores immunization across the lifespan. Read the case for giving increased attention to adult vaccines, and learn about two key strategies to address vaccine hesitancy. Public Health Updates

Canada’s Efforts Making a Difference in the Fight Against Ebola

Dr. Gregory Taylor, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, returned to Canada today after spending a week in West Africa. The visit was an opportunity to observe the evolving situation and needs on the ground as global efforts continue to reach zero Ebola cases. Public Health Updates

National Victims of Crime Awareness Week (April 19 – 25, 2015)

This week marks the National Victims of Crime Awareness Week, and I applaud efforts which help to raise awareness about this important issue. Public Health Updates

Workplace Medical Mystery: Unknown Exposure Leaves Child with High Blood Lead Levels

  It was just a routine well child exam. A simple blood test showed 13 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL) of lead in two-year-old Sarah’s blood; 8 µg/dL more than the 5 µg/dL the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)recommends as a reference level for determining if a child’s blood lead level is much … Continue reading »

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