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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. Like this:Like Loading…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. Like this:Like Loading…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. Like this:Like Loading…Public Health Updates

FluWatch report: April 5 to April 11, 2015 (Week 14)

In week 14, influenza B continued to be the predominant influenza virus circulating in all provinces and territories. The number of influenza A and B detections remained similar to the previous week. Other circulating respiratory viruses continue to decrease with the end of the 2014-15 flu season approaching. Like this:Like Loading…Public Health Updates

Skills Online registration closes April 26, 2015. Register now!

Skills Online is an award-winning, continuing education program that helps build the skills and knowledge you need to meet the core competencies for public health. Like this:Like Loading…Public Health Updates

Respiratory Virus Detections/Isolations in Canada, Week 14 ending April 11, 2015

The Respiratory Virus Detection Surveillance System collects data from select laboratories across Canada on the number of tests performed and the number of tests positive for influenza and other respiratory viruses. Data are reported on a weekly basis year-round to the Centre for Immunization and Respiratory Infectious Diseases (CIRID), Public Health Agency of Canada. These … Continue reading »

Public Health Notice – Outbreak of E.coli infections with possible link to leafy greens

The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with federal and provincial public health partners to investigate an outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7, commonly called E.coli, with a possible link to leafy greens. A specific product has not been identified yet, and the investigation is ongoing. Like this:Like Loading…Public Health Updates

Measles and Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report – Week 13, 2015: March 29 to April 04, 2015

In Canada, 3 new cases of measles were reported by British Columbia during week 13. Like this:Like Loading…Public Health Updates

Minister Ambrose Hosts Healthy Aging Roundtable

Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, and Member of Parliament for Regina-Lumsden- Lake Centre, Tom Lukiwski, were pleased to host a roundtable on healthy aging. Like this:Like Loading…Public Health Updates

Respiratory Virus Detections/Isolations in Canada, Week 13 ending April 4, 2015

Weekly reports presenting tables and graphs illustrating numbers of tests performed and numbers positive for influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza, and adenovirus reported, by selected laboratories, to the Respiratory Virus Detection Surveillance System. Like this:Like Loading…Public Health Updates

Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer to visit West Africa

Dr. Gregory Taylor, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, will travel to West Africa next week to visit operations on the front-lines of the Ebola response and meet with international partners in the response to the Ebola outbreak. Dr. Taylor will be in Sierra Leone and Guinea from April 13 to 19. Like this:Like Loading…Public Health … Continue reading »

FluWatch report: March 29 to April 4, 2015 (Week 13)

The majority of influenza activity continues to occur in the Central and Atlantic province however, less activity was reported this week from these regions. Like this:Like Loading…Public Health Updates

Measles and Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report – Week 12, 2015: March 22 to March 28, 2015

In Canada, 8 new cases of measles were reported by Quebec during week 12. Like this:Like Loading…Public Health Updates

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