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West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases national surveillance report - October 29 to November 4, 2017 (Week 44)

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:22
As of week 44, 179 clinical cases and six asymptomatic infections have been reported to the PHAC by five provinces (Québec [19], Ontario [154], Manitoba [4], Alberta [7], and British Columbia [1]). 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: November 5, 2017 to November 11, 2017 (week 45)

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:26
Influenza activity crossed the seasonal threshold in week 45, indicating the beginning of the influenza season at the national level. 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 44, 2017: October 29 to November 4, 2017

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:19
In Canada, no new cases of measles were reported in week 44, 2017. One new case of rubella was reported in week 43. 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: October 28 to November 4, 2017 (week 44)

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 13:41
FluWatch report: October 28 to November 4, 2017 (week 44) 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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West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases national surveillance report - October 22 to October 28, 2017 (Week 43)

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 07:58
During week 43, October 22 to October 28, 2017, one new case of West Nile Virus (WNV) was reported from Québec to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Retrospectively, five additional cases were reported by two provinces: three in Québec and two in Ontario. 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 44 ending November 4, 2017

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 14:40
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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National Surveillance of Antimicrobial Susceptibilities of Neisseria gonorrhoeae – 2015

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 12:14
The Canadian reported rate of gonorrhea is on the rise and has more than doubled from 21.8 per 100,000 in 2001 to 55.4 per 100,000 in 2015. Gonorrhea is the second most commonly reported bacterial sexually transmitted infection in Canada with 19,845 cases reported in 2015. 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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National Surveillance of Antimicrobial Susceptibilities of Neisseria gonorrhoeae – 2015

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:58
The Canadian reported rate of gonorrhea is on the rise and has more than doubled from 21.8 per 100,000 in 2001 to 55.4 per 100,000 in 2015. Gonorrhea is the second most commonly reported bacterial sexually transmitted infection in Canada with 19,845 cases reported in 2015. 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 43, 2017: October 22 to October 28, 2017

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 08:41
In Canada, no new cases of measles were reported in week 43, 2017. 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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National Laboratory Surveillance of Invasive Streptococcal Disease in Canada - Annual Summary 2015

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 16:36
2,596 isolates causing invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) were characterized in 2015 representing 79.6% of the 3,211 cases reported to Canadian Notifiable Disease Surveillance System. 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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Marburg virus disease in Uganda

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 13:27
Marburg virus disease (MVD) is a severe illness that can be fatal. 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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Respiratory Virus Report, Week 43 ending October 28, 2017

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 16:54
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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CCDR: Volume 43-11, November 2, 2017: Antimicrobial resistance and One Health

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 14:10
Pan-Canadian framework for action on antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial use 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: October 22 to October 28, 2017 (week 43)

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:39
Influenza activity continues to increase, but remained below the seasonal threshold in week 43. 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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West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases national surveillance report — October 15 to October 21, 2017 (Week 42)

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 08:53
During week 42, October 15 to October 21, 2017, one new case of West Nile Virus (WNV) was reported from Ontario to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Retrospectively, six additional cases were reported by two provinces: four in Ontario and two in Alberta. 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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Plague in Madagascar

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 09:08
Plague is a disease caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis. 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 - Outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to frozen raw breaded chicken products

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 13:41
This notice has been updated to include two additional cases of Salmonella illness that have been reported in the investigation. There are now 20 cases of human illness under investigation in the ongoing outbreak. 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 42, 2017: October 15 to October 21, 2017

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 10:12
In Canada, no new cases of measles were reported in week 42, 2017. Globally, there are large outbreaks reported in Europe which have affected several countries. 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: October 15 to October 21, 2017 (week 42)

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 10:12
Influenza activity remains at interseasonal levels across the country. 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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West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases national surveillance report — October 8 to October 14, 2017 (Week 41)

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 14:11
During week 41, October 8 to October 14, 2017, no new cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) were reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Retrospectively, seven additional cases were reported by three provinces: two in Québec, four in Ontario and one in Manitoba. 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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