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IPAC News for the week of May 3 to May 7, 2021May102021

Repeated introductions and intensive community transmission fueled a mumps virus outbreak in Washington State. Journal    Safe infection prevention and control practices with compassion – A positive legacy of COVID-19. Journal    2 COVID-19 outbreaks declared at Guelph General Hospital. News   Two travellers slapped with hefty fines for presenting fake COVID-19 test results at… Read more »

IPAC News for the week of April 26 to April 30, 2021May032021

Updated characterization of poliovirus transmission in Pakistan and Afghanistan and the impacts of different outbreak response vaccine options. Journal    Effect of Vaccination on Preventing Influenza-Associated Hospitalizations Among Children During a Severe Season Associated With B/Victoria Viruses, 2019–2020. Journal    Canada to get 1.9M vaccine doses this week, including first Johnson & Johnson shots. News… Read more »

IPAC News for the week of April 19 to April 23, 2021Apr262021

Ethics of emerging infectious disease outbreak responses: Using Ebola virus disease as a case study of limited resource allocation. Journal    First reported outbreak of the emerging pathogen Candida auris in Canada. Journal    Federal government expecting 1M vaccine doses this week after Moderna delays delivery. News   Iqaluit’s COVID-19 outbreak adds three more cases…. Read more »

IPAC News for the week of April 12 to April 16, 2021Apr192021

Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Subtype H5N8 in Poultry Farms, South Korea. Journal    Clostridium difficile Infection Reservoirs Within an Acute Rehabilitation Environment. Journal    BC Is Apparently Dealing With The Biggest P.1 Variant Outbreak Outside Of Brazil. News   Employee at Canada Post facility in Toronto dies amid COVID-19 outbreak. News  … Read more »