Antibiotic Awareness Week 2014

  Antibiotic Awareness week is November 17-23rd.   The goal is to remind health care workers and patients the importance if using antibiotics responsibly and as prescribed.  It also serves as a challenge and goal to Canadians as there are increasing…

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Ebola outbreak West Africa

Widespread transmission of the Ebola virus continues in Western Africa in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Ebola virus is an acute viral infection causing hemorrhagic fever in humans.  Symptoms are severe and are often fatal.  The main transmission of Ebola…

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Shingles Vaccine

  It estimated that less than 2 out of 10 Americans aged 60 and older are getting vaccinated against shingles.  Efforts for recommended innoculation are being increased in the US. Merck's shingles vaccine Zostavax is recommended for all people aged 60 and older,…

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Measles

The Public Health Agency of Canada released a public health notice on measles on March 26th, 2013.  Two Canadians, one from Ontario and one from New Brunswick,  travelled outside of Canada to Mexico and became infected with measles; they were not previously…

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