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FluWatch report: February 15 to 21, 2015 (Week 7)

In week 07, all influenza indicators remained similar to, or declined, from the previous week. Public Health Updates

Respiratory Virus Detections/Isolations in Canada, Week 7 ending February 21, 2015

Respiratory Virus Detections/Isolations in Canada, Week 7 ending February 21, 2015 Public Health Updates

Measles and Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report – Week 06, 2015: February 8 to February 14, 2015

In Canada, 8 new cases of measles were reported during week 06, by Ontario (n=5) and by Quebec (n=3). Public Health Updates

Summary of Assessment of Public Health Risk to Canada Associated with Avian Influenza A(H7N9) Virus in China

An outbreak of human infections with a new avian influenza A (H7N9) virus was first reported in China by the World Health Organization on April 1, 2013. On January 26, 2015, the first imported human case of avian influenza A (H7N9) from China was confirmed in Canada. A second case was confirmed on January 29, … Continue reading »

Summary of Assessment of Public Health Risk to Canada Associated with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

The public health risk posed by MERS-CoV to Canada is considered low based on available information at this time. Further investigation of basic epidemiological indicators is required to guide effective control measures, and the risk may change as new information arises. Public Health Updates

Measles: Global Update

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease. It is one of the leading causes of death in children worldwide. Measles cases occur around the world. Within the last 10 years, the number of measles cases reported globally has decreased significantly; however, there have been a number of large outbreaks, mostly in Africa and Europe. The … Continue reading »

Chikungunya: Global Update

Outbreaks of chikungunya have become increasingly frequent since local transmission was reported for the first time in the Caribbean in December 2013. Since then, local transmission of the virus has spread to many countries in neighbouring regions. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s recommendations for travellers. … Continue reading »

Canadian Guidelines on Sexually Transmitted Infections mobile application

This application provides health professionals with up to date recommendations for the screening, diagnosis, management, and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, including antibiotic resistant gonorrhea, in a concise and easy to use format. Download the app on your Apple (iOS) or Android device. Public Health Updates

CCDR: Volume 41 S-1, February 20, 2015

Last fall, enterovirus D68– an emerging virus causing respiratory illness largely in children – was documented in Canada, the United States as well as parts of Europe and Asia. In this supplement, read about the first epidemiologic summary of hospitalized pediatric cases in Canada, and the review on non-polio enteroviruses. Public Health Updates

FluWatch report: February 8 to 14, 2015 (Week 6)

In week 06, all influenza indicators declined from, or remained similar to, the previous week. Public Health Updates

Reported Influenza Hospitalizations and Deaths in Canada: 2009-10 to 2014-15 (data to February 14, 2015)

In Canada the influenza season generally picks up from November of one year and slows down March of the following year. Hospitalizations and deaths with influenza are a measure of severity in the influenza season. On a weekly basis throughout the flu season, a subset of provincial and territorial Ministries of Health report the number … Continue reading »

Joint statement from the Minister of Health and the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on Immunization and Public Awareness

Public Health Updates

Minister Ambrose to make an important announcement about family violence and child abuse

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Health will make an important announcement about family violence and child abuse. Public Health Updates

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