By: Candess Zona-Mendola, MakeFoodSafe The US and Canadian Salmonella outbreak now has a source: red onions. Within a day of the announcement that red onions were the culprit, Sysco issued a recall. According...

By: Candess Zona-Mendola, MakeFoodSafe The Public Health Agency of Canada announced this week that it also has cases in the mystery outbreak of Salmonella cases in the US. There are 59 confirmed cases...

By: Candess Zona-Mendola of MakeFoodSafe On July 8, 2020, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) announced its investigation into Cyclospora illnesses linked to bagged salads manufactured by Fresh Express....

Hastings and Prince Edward Counties (HPEC) are currently experiencing higher than normal rates of gonorrhea. Between January to May of this year, 26 cases of gonorrhea have been reported in HPEC, compared...

An article published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) advises physicians and emergency room personnel to consider Lyme disease as a possible diagnosis when a patient presents with heart...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Canadian health officials report investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157 infections occurring in three provinces. As of June 12, 2020, there are four confirmed...

A new feline virus called fechavirus was discovered to be the cause of a outbreak of feline diarrhea and vomiting at the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA)  in...

Lyme disease can have unusual presentations. Physicians and the public should be aware of its different manifestations, as people spend more time outside in the warmer weather and as the areas in Canada...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Health officials in Manitoba, Canada report during this Lyme Disease Awareness Month that the burden of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases in Manitoba continues...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Officials with Toronto Public Health reported 118 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the city’s total to 457. Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical...