Toronto Public Health (TPH) is investigating a lab-confirmed case of measles. This includes following up with individuals who may have been exposed to the virus. Members of the public may have been exposed...

Group A streptococci are bacteria commonly found in the throat and on the skin. The vast majority of GAS infections are relatively mild illnesses, such as strep throat and impetigo. Occasionally, however,...

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is managing an outbreak of four cases of tuberculosis in Thunder Bay. Tuberculosis is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and is treated with antibiotics. “Tuberculosis...

Pfizer Canada Inc. has announced the availability of TRUMENBA (meningococcal group B vaccine) in Canada, following approval by Health Canada in October 2017. TRUMENBA is a vaccine indicated to help prevent...

There has been an increase in reported salmonella sickness with owners of reptiles and amphibians in the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit area. Salmonella germs are naturally found in the digestive...

Officials with Eastern Health are advising the public of an increase in the rate of infectious syphilis cases in the eastern region of Newfoundland and Labrador. While rates of syphilis infection declined...

Peel Public Health is investigating a confirmed case of measles in an infant from Brampton who had recently travelled internationally. Anyone who was on Air Canada flight 879 which departed Zurich at...

The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) has been notified of cases of mumps in some communities in the region. Mumps is a viral illness that can be prevented by vaccination. There is no treatment for mumps. The...

Nova Scotia health authorities are investigating a case of measles in the Halifax/Dartmouth area. It has not yet been determined how the individual contracted measles. As part of the routine investigation...

Eastern Health is advising the public of an increase in cases of parotitis and mumps in the eastern region of Newfoundland and Labrador. Since December 2017, there have been 19 cases of parotitis reported...