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Statement from the Public Health Agency of Canada on Measles

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. 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. Public Health Updates

Minister Ambrose Hosts Healthy Living Roundtable

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. Public Health Updates

Current Avian influenza (H5N1) affected areas

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. Public Health Updates

High Prevalence of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome among Poultry Workers

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 »

Reflections on the state of workers' compensation and occupational health & safety in the United States and Canada

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 »

Canada Communicable Disease Report: Volume 41-04

In this issue, the CCDR Editorial Office begins a series of articles on scientific writing. Public Health Updates

FluWatch report: March 22 to 28, 2015 (Week 12)

The majority of influenza activity continues to occur in the Central and Atlantic provinces. Public Health Updates

Measles and Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report – Week 11, 2015: March 15 to March 21, 2015

In Canada, 15 new cases of measles were reported during week 11, by Quebec (n=13), and British Columbia (n=2). Public Health Updates

Minister’s Message: National Oral Health Month

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 »

Minister’s Message: Daffodil Month

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. Public Health Updates

Respiratory Virus Detections/Isolations in Canada, Week 12 ending March 28, 2015

Respiratory Virus Detections/Isolations in Canada, Week 12 ending March 28, 2015 Public Health Updates

Clinical Trials Prove Canada’s VSV-EBOV Ebola Vaccine Safe and Effective

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, and Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Gregory Taylor, today welcomed the news of promising trial outcomes of Canada’s 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. Public Health … Continue reading »

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