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Due to a sustained increase in the number of cases of whooping cough (pertussis) confirmed in the Central Zone of Alberta Health Services (AHS), AHS has declared a pertussis outbreak in Central Zone...

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In a follow-up to a report earlier in the week, The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)’s testing at the National Centre for Foreign Animal Diseases has confirmed the strain causing the avian...

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Preliminary testing by the Province of British Columbia has confirmed the presence of H5 avian influenza on two farms in the Fraser Valley; a turkey farm in Abbotsford and a broiler breeder farm in Chilliwack. The...

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Vancouver Coastal Health is warning customers of Finest at Sea Ocean Products not to consume certain ready to eat seafood products. Four different varieties of fish products sold under the brand name...

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Alberta Health Services officials are advising the public to get their flu shot as flu season is in full swing in the province, and some cases are being reported with serious consequences. “Cases...

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The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, Friday announced the launch of a Canadian Phase I clinical trial for Canada’s Ebola vaccine (VSV-EBOV). The trial will be led by the Canadian Immunization...

Cases of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) have been identified in other Canadian provinces but Alberta has been PED free in pigs to date. However, the Alberta Agriculture Ministry has reported a positive...

The number of confirmed Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) cases in the Canadian province of Alberta has risen to 111, as of Oct. 31, up from 93 cases two weeks ago. Calgary zone still accounts for the majority...

Rolling Acres Cider Mill is recalling unpasteurized apple cider from the marketplace due to possible E.coli O157:H7 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products: Rolling Acres Pure...

Since the late summer, the United States and Canada have experienced an outbreak of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) that has been linked to  severe respiratory illness, including several deaths. In the US,...