GlaxoSmithKline announced Friday that Shingrix has been approved in Canada for the prevention of shingles (herpes zoster) in people aged 50 years or older. Shingrix is a non-live, recombinant subunit...

Over 2017, the Thunder Bay District Health Unit has seen an increase in the number of cases of invasive group A streptococcal (IGAS) infections in the community. This infection develops when the bacterium Streptococcus...

From the beginning of the year through mid-September, 167 confirmed measles cases have been reported from three countries. In the United States, 119 people from 15 states (California, Florida, Kansas,...

The outbreaks of the parasitic infection, Cyclospora, in the United States and Canada continue to increase in cases while investigations continue to come up empty concerning a source or a vehicle for...

Young adults heading off to high school, college and university should ensure they’re protected against the mumps, public health officials advise, as the number of new cases continues to rise. In the...

The mumps outbreak in the Canadian province of Manitoba has seen huge numbers since about a year ago with health officials reporting some 853 confirmed cases reported to Manitoba Health, Seniors and...

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is warning consumers that Hepatitis A virus has been detected in a sample of Western Family brand fresh pineapple chunks sold in ready-to-go cups. Current...

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced Friday that industry is recalling Shore Lunch brand Fish Breading/Batter Mix from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. The following...

Environmental Public Health in Edmonton is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella, linked to food served by one restaurant booth at the recent Edmonton Folk Music Festival. There have been 19 lab-confirmed...

Niagara Region Public Health has received its first laboratory-confirmed case of West Nile Virus for 2017. Although most people infected with West Nile Virus do not get sick, 20 per cent of...