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Infection Control News: December 31, 2018 to January 4, 2019Jan092019

American doctor being monitored in US after possible exposure to the Ebola virus in Congo. News.

Quebec hospitals overflowing as province hit with widespread flu. News.

In this short video, residents of a small Alberta town recall their deadly brush with 1918’s Spanish flu. Video.

Why you don’t need to fear ticks lurking in your Christmas tree. News.

Prince Rupert boil water advisory: Since Dec. 14, 12,000 residents will have to continue boiling their water or using bottled water. Unacceptable levels of cryptosporidium and giardia were detected in water samples. News.

Flu season is here, but it’s not too late for your shot. News.

Hundreds of refugees have crossed into Uganda from Congo in the days since that country’s troubled presidential election, heightening concerns about the possible cross-border spread of Ebola. News.

Scientists have found the most likely source of Yemen’s cholera epidemic, which is the worst in recorded history. Since 2016 the epidemic has affected a million people and caused 2,770 deaths. News.

Diarrhea was the main symptom from that a man experienced after a stay in Kuwait. This report described the man’s symptoms, work-up and care. Report Report.

A study has found that patients in the community who have indwelling urinary catheters, a history of recurrent UTIs, or recent antimicrobial use are at heightened risk for UTIs caused by ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae. Study.

17 Albertans with confirmed cases of influenza have died so far this flu season. News.

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