Typhoid Fever on the rise

  Hundreds of typhoid fever cases have been reported in both government and private hospitals in India.  After continuous rain fall, increased cases of typhoid fever are being reported due to contaminated food and water. If you are travelling to a…

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Zika Virus in Cuba

Zika Travel Health update: Since March 19th 2016 local transmission has occurred in Cuba.  Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area of acquired Zika and are transmitting it to humans. Travellers to Cuba are advised to use insect precautions…

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Gardasil 9 Available in Canada

Merck has released their new vaccine for protection against HPV.  Gardasil 9 is indicated for girls and women ages 9- 26 years of age for prevention of cervical, vulvar, vaginal, anal cancer and pre-cancerous or lesions caused by HPV types 16, 18,31,33,45,52 and 58 and…

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Severe flu season expected for 2014-15

This year's flu season has started early, the present  strains circulating are consisting of a mutation strain of A(H3N2). Canada, Europe and the US have reported almost exclusively the circulation of influenza A(H3N2), flu seasons dominated by this strain tend to be severe.  The current vaccine…

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Rick Mercer’s Flu Rant

Did you know there are 4, 000 flu related deaths a year for adults 65 years and older?  It is not enough to immunize seniors and children, you need to immunize yourself as well to help protect everyone. Need more…

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