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Public Health Reminder: Lyme disease

Public Health Updates

Government of Canada announces funding to enhance influenza vaccine research and development

Today, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, Brad Trost, Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Humboldt, announced close to $1 million in funding to support influenza vaccine research in Canada. Public Health Updates

Respiratory Virus Detections/Isolations in Canada, Week 16 ending April 25, 2015

Respiratory Virus Detections/Isolations in Canada, Week 16 ending April 25, 2015 Public Health Updates

FluWatch report: April 19 to April 25, 2015 (Week 16)

Influenza B continued to be the most common influenza virus circulating in Canada. Detections of influenza B appeared to have peaked in week 12. Public Health Updates

Earthquake in Nepal

On April 25, 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake occurred in central Nepal and was felt throughout Northern India, Western China (Tibet), Bangladesh, Bhutan and Pakistan. Aftershocks are still occurring, with some reaching 6.6-magnitude, and may be felt for weeks. Public Health Updates

Measles and Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report – Week 15, 2015: April 12 to April 18, 2015

In Canada, during week 15, 2 new cases of measles were reported, by Quebec (n=1) and Manitoba (n=1). A case of rubella previously reported by Ontario was discarded. Public Health Updates

Statement from the Honourable Rona Ambrose Minister of Health – Auditor General’s Findings on Antimicrobial Resistance

Today, the Spring Report of the Auditor General of Canada was tabled in Parliament. Public Health Updates

Completed Access to Information Requests: March 2015

Completed Access to Information Requests: March 2015 Public Health Updates

National Immunization Awareness Week

This year’s theme for National Immunization Awareness Week, determined by the Pan-American Health Organization, is “Power of vaccines: Boost your power – get vaccinated”. Canada is pleased to celebrate this important week along with our global partners in many countries around the world. Public Health Updates

A message from Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer – National Immunization Awareness Week 2015

Today vaccines prevent an estimated two to three million deaths worldwide each year. National Immunization Awareness Week provides an opportunity to reflect on the contribution of vaccines to healthy lives, and to underscore the importance for all Canadians of keeping their vaccinations up to date. 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

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

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