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Nipah virus in India

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 15:02
An outbreak of Nipah virus infection was reported in India in the state of Kerala. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s recommendations for travellers. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.
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Public Health Notice Update: Outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to poultry, including frozen raw breaded chicken products

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:47
The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with provincial and territorial public health partners, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidisinfectionsin nine provincial and territorial jurisdictions with cases of human illness linked to poultry, including frozen raw breaded chicken products. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.
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Fact sheet: Cancer in Canada

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:37
Nearly half of all Canadians will develop cancer during their lifetime, and about one quarter of Canadians are expected to die from the disease. Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada - responsible for 30% of all deaths- followed by cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke), chronic respiratory diseases, and accidents. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.
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Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report - Week 22, May 27 to June 2, 2018

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:26
In Canada, two new cases of measles and no new cases of rubella were reported in week 22, 2018. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.
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Respiratory Virus Report, Week 23 ending June 9, 2018

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 07:35
The Respiratory Virus Detection Surveillance System collects data from select laboratories across Canada on the number of tests performed and the number of tests positive for influenza and other respiratory viruses. Data are reported on a weekly basis year-round to the Centre for Immunization and Respiratory Infectious Diseases (CIRID), Public Health Agency of Canada. These data are also summarized in the weekly FluWatch report Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.
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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Middle East

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 11:07
Information updated regarding the number of cases and deaths reported. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s recommendations for travellers. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.
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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Middle East

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 08:49
Information updated regarding the number of cases and deaths reported. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s recommendations for travellers. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.
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Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of Congo

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 13:20
Information regarding number of cases and deaths has been updated. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s recommendations for travellers. French: Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.
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Hajj and Umrah in 2018

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 07:39
The Hajj is the spiritual pilgrimage of Muslims to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. It is the largest annual mass gathering in the world. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s recommendations for travellers. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.
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Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report - Week 21, May 20 to May 26, 2018

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 13:41
In Canada, four new case of measles or rubella were reported in week 21, 2018. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.
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Respiratory Virus Report, Week 22 – ending June 2, 2018

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 12:35
The Respiratory Virus Detection Surveillance System collects data from select laboratories across Canada on the number of tests performed and the number of tests positive for influenza and other respiratory viruses. Data are reported on a weekly basis year-round to the Centre for Immunization and Respiratory Infectious Diseases (CIRID), Public Health Agency of Canada. These data are also summarized in the weekly FluWatch report. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.
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Fact sheet: Cancer in Canada

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 09:21
Nearly half of all Canadians will develop cancer during their lifetime, and about one quarter of Canadians are expected to die from the disease. Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada - responsible for 30% of all deaths- followed by cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke), chronic respiratory diseases, and accidents. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.
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Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report - Week 20, May 13 to May 19, 2018

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 14:18
In Canada, four new case of measles or rubella were reported in week 20, 2018. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.
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Respiratory Virus Report, Week 21 - ending May 26, 2018

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 14:12
The Respiratory Virus Detection Surveillance System collects data from select laboratories across Canada on the number of tests performed and the number of tests positive for influenza and other respiratory viruses. Data are reported on a weekly basis year-round to the Centre for Immunization and Respiratory Infectious Diseases (CIRID), Public Health Agency of Canada. These data are also summarized in the weekly FluWatch report. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.
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FluWatch report: May 13 to May 19, 2018 (Week 20)

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 12:31
Nationally, the 2017-18 influenza season has ended. The majority of regions in Canada are reporting sporadic or no influenza activity. All indicators of influenza activity are either near or below average for this time of year. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.
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Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report - Week 19, 2018: May 6 to May 12, 2018

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 10:22
In Canada, one new case of measles and no new cases of rubella were reported in week 19, 2018 Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.
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Respiratory Virus Report, Week 20 - ending May 19, 2018

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 10:05
The Respiratory Virus Detection Surveillance System collects data from select laboratories across Canada on the number of tests performed and the number of tests positive for influenza and other respiratory viruses. Data are reported on a weekly basis year-round to the Centre for Immunization and Respiratory Infectious Diseases (CIRID), Public Health Agency of Canada. These data are also summarized in the weekly FluWatch report. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.
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FluWatch report: May 6 to May 12, 2018 (Week 19)

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:48
Overall, influenza activity in Canada continued to decrease, but parts of Central and Eastern Canada are still reporting localized activity. Many indicators of influenza activity are either near or below average for this time of year. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.
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Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of Congo

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:06
Information regarding number of cases and deaths has been updated. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s recommendations for travellers. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.
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Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report - Week 18, 2018: April 29 to May 5, 2018

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 08:57
In Canada, one new case of measles and no new case of rubella were reported in week 18, 2018. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.
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