The Public Health Agency of Canada is again reminding Canadians of the importance of ensuring their immunizations are up to date, following the confirmation of additional cases of measles in the Vancouver region.
In Canada, 8 new cases of measles were reported by Quebec during week 12.
Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, along with Members of Parliament for Calgary East, Devinder Shory and for Calgary Centre, Joan Crockatt, led a roundtable on healthy living for families.
Human infection with the H5N1 virus remains a rare event. Direct contact with infected poultry, or surfaces and objects contaminated by their faeces, is presently considered the main route of human infection. Exposure is considered most likely during slaughter, defeathering, butchering, and preparation of poultry for cooking.
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) of the upper extremities among poultry processing employees are well documented (Lipscomb et al. 2008; Cartwright et al. 2012). The combination of highly repetitive tasks, forceful movements and working in cold temperatures can increase risk for MSDs such as carpal tunnel syndrome, a disabling medical condition affecting the hands and wrists. In … Continue reading
When an article similar to this one was published in Canada, it reflected primarily knowledge derived from firsthand experience in several provinces and territories, and empirical research in Ontario and British Columbia. Since that article was published in 2013, this new article reflects my research on recent publications in the United States on Workers’ Compensation. … Continue reading
In this issue, the CCDR Editorial Office begins a series of articles on scientific writing.
The majority of influenza activity continues to occur in the Central and Atlantic provinces.
In Canada, 15 new cases of measles were reported during week 11, by Quebec (n=13), and British Columbia (n=2).
Oral Health Month provides an opportunity for Canadians of all ages to think about ways to keep their smiles healthy and bright. Good oral health is a team effort between you and your oral health care providers. It starts with a personal commitment to brush and floss your teeth daily and to see your dentist … Continue reading
Every April, the Canadian Cancer Society holds their national fundraising campaign, Daffodil Month. During this month, volunteers from across the country get involved in a variety of activities to raise funds for life-saving research, support services and other important work for the fight against cancer.
Respiratory Virus Detections/Isolations in Canada, Week 12 ending March 28, 2015
The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, and Canadas Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Gregory Taylor, today welcomed the news of promising trial outcomes of Canadas VSV-EBOV Ebola vaccine. The results of several studies and trials bring the world closer to ending this global outbreak through the provision of a commercially available vaccine.