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Infection Control News: April 22-26, 2019Apr292019

Vaccine-hesitant parents should view HPV shot as preventing cancer not just STI, say experts. News.

“U = U” means Undetectable = Untransmittable. Public health officials are promoting a campaign designed to change the way people think about HIV. News.

The WHO says Malawi has become the 1st country to begin immunizing children against malaria, using the only licensed vaccine to protect against the mosquito-spread disease. News.

EBOLA. Using their immunity, Ebola survivors play special role in Congo outbreak. Survivors can spend entire days exposed to patients, without having to wear protective gear. News.

On National Immunization Awareness week, this is the story of a Surrey school that tops the country when it comes to helping the world get vaccinated. News.

A man is facing charges for allegedly manufacturing & selling products that Health Canada says could have posed serious health risks. The product was contaminated with E. coli, which could pose serious health risks for those with a weakened immune system. News.

Gonorrhoea, syphilis rates skyrocket in N.W.T. News.

Blood tests on patients at a dental clinic have come back negative following concerns they may have been exposed to bloodborne viruses a year ago after health officials discovered improper sterilization of clinical equipment. News.

The DRC health ministry reported another rise in Ebola cases, raising the overall total to 1,353, according to its daily update. News

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