By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The Public Health Agency of Canada reported today that testing and monitoring of COVID-19 cases has confirmed two cases of the Omicron variant of concern in Ontario. Minister...

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Lockdowns are clearly the questionable mitigation method used during the pandemic and previous studies have concluded they didn’t reduce Covid-19 deaths and resulted in large economic costs for little...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) reported Friday Sungiven Foods Canada Inc. is recalling One Tang brand Bitter Apricot Kernel from the marketplace due to natural toxin...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The Chief Public Health Officer is advising the residents of Pangnirtung that due to a recent increase in the number of active tuberculosis (TB) cases in the community, the Department...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63  Earlier in the year, Vancouver Coastal Health reported on an outbreak of Shigella flexnari in Downtown Eastside. By the end of the outbreak, two dozen people were affected...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Chief Ramona Sutherland of the Constance Lake First Nation near Timmins, Ontario announced Sunday an outbreak of the fungal infection, blastomycosis. Sutherland said four people...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63  A collaboration of multiple health agencies to include The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) report investigating a Salmonella outbreak involving five provinces: British...

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By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Cryptococcus gattii is a fungus that lives in the environment in primarily tropical and sub-tropical areas of the world but also in some temperate regions such as British Columbia...

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NewsDesk @bactiman63 On today’s episode of Let’s Talk, I am joined by blogger, journalist and author, Crawford “Crof” Kilian. Show notes: H5N1 blog The Tyee Watch the video: Or...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 Toronto Public Health (TPH) has received lab results confirming that a bat found in High Park on Monday, July 19 has tested positive for rabies. TPH received the positive test results...