The Jim Bassett Story produced by WorkSafeBC Faller Jim Bassett recently retired after 37 years accident free. In this video, Jim, his wife, and a former co-worker reflect on his career in forestry and the importance of safety and planning on the job.
Today, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, Brad Trost, Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Humboldt, announced close to $1 million in funding to support influenza vaccine research in Canada.
Respiratory Virus Detections/Isolations in Canada, Week 16 ending April 25, 2015
Influenza B continued to be the most common influenza virus circulating in Canada. Detections of influenza B appeared to have peaked in week 12.
On April 25, 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake occurred in central Nepal and was felt throughout Northern India, Western China (Tibet), Bangladesh, Bhutan and Pakistan. Aftershocks are still occurring, with some reaching 6.6-magnitude, and may be felt for weeks.
In Canada, during week 15, 2 new cases of measles were reported, by Quebec (n=1) and Manitoba (n=1). A case of rubella previously reported by Ontario was discarded.
Today, the Spring Report of the Auditor General of Canada was tabled in Parliament.
Completed Access to Information Requests: March 2015
This years theme for National Immunization Awareness Week, determined by the Pan-American Health Organization, is Power of vaccines: Boost your power – get vaccinated. Canada is pleased to celebrate this important week along with our global partners in many countries around the world.
Today vaccines prevent an estimated two to three million deaths worldwide each year. National Immunization Awareness Week provides an opportunity to reflect on the contribution of vaccines to healthy lives, and to underscore the importance for all Canadians of keeping their vaccinations up to date.
Influenza B continued to be the most common influenza virus circulating in Canada. More influenza B detections have been observed to date this season, compared to the same time last season.
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.