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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

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’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

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

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

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Public Health Updates

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