By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The Vancouver Canucks have reported 25 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 and the source infection is confirmed a variant – full genome sequencing by BCCDC will...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services  (NRBHSS) announced recently suspected cases of Botulism (qassuniq) in Inukjuak, on March 22. An investigation revealed...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Canadian National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) Monday recommended that the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine should not be used in adults under 55 years...

Bavarian Nordic A/S  announced today that the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has ordered IMVAMUNE® smallpox vaccine to the national stockpile at a total value of USD 31.2 million. Deliveries...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) was informed a Standardbred race horse that had travelled from Red Shores Racetrack in PEI on Sunday February 14, 2021 with...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) reports investigating an outbreak of Salmonella infections infections involving Newfoundland and Labrador, and Nova Scotia. As of...

A new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) found that the risk of death from COVID-19 was 3.5 times higher than from influenza. “We can now say definitively that COVID-19...

By News Desk  @bactiman63 Toronto health officials two cases of COVID-19 variants of concern–the P.1 COVID-19 mutation (Brazil) and the B.1.351 mutation (South Africa)–for the first time...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 An outbreak of pertussis (whooping cough) has been declared in the Dehcho region of the Northwest Territories (NWT) by the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer. There are...

By News Desk  @bactiman63 The Simcoe Muskoka Health District reports genome sequencing on all six COVID-19 samples from a Barrie long-term care home have now been identified as the United Kingdom (UK)...