IPAC News for the week of April 6 to April 9, 2021Apr122021

MRSA improvement within a highly endemic hospital in Malta: infection control measures or clonal change? Journal 


Canucks’ ‘scary’ COVID-19 outbreak sends chill through North Division. News


Bring COVID-19 vaccines to essential businesses, owner says after outbreak. News


Are youth sports an engine of B.1.1.7 outbreaks? News   


SickKids opens ICU beds to adults with COVID-19 to help strained health-care system. News


Death connected to growing Vernon hospital COVID outbreak, Kelowna outbreaks holding steady. News


25 Canucks players, staff positive for COVID-19 in outbreak involving virus variant. News


People with disabilities say B.C.’s COVID-19 vaccine priorities leave them unprotected. News


Quebecers over 55 are lining up for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine. News   


Workplaces lead the pack in COVID-19 outbreak locations throughout Sask. News


Kingston health unit declares COVID-19 outbreak in Queen’s University district. News


Outbreak at Quebec City gym linked to 440 infections and counting; one gym client dead. News   


IPAC News for the week of March 29 to April 1, 2021Apr062021

Epidemiology of and risk factors for mortality due to carbapenemase-producing organisms (CPO) in healthcare facilities. Journal 


Health Canada taking further action to confirm the benefit-risk profile of the AstraZeneca vaccine. News


Pfizer study suggests COVID-19 vaccine is safe, protective in younger teens. News  


Ontario now has more COVID-19 patients in ICU than ever before. News


Athabasca school moving classes online next week as COVID-19 outbreak grows to 47 cases. News


Doctors fear Bengal is heading towards severe outbreak of second wave of coronavirus. News   


Ford to impose Ontario-wide shutdown as 3rd wave of COVID-19 hits hard. News


COVID outbreak declared at Calgary boxing gym. News


‘It’s never been this bad’: Students frustrated after all-residence outbreak at University of Waterloo. News


Children sick in Irish E. coli outbreak. News


IPAC News for the week of March 22 to 26, 2021Mar302021

Emergence of Macrolide-Resistant Mycoplasma pneumoniae during an Outbreak in a Primary School: Clinical Characterization of Hospitalized Children. Journal 


Increase in Tuberculosis Diagnostic Delay during First Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Data from an Italian Infectious Disease Referral Hospital. Journal


First Candida auris Outbreak during a COVID-19 Pandemic in a Tertiary-Care Center in Lebanon. Journal  


AstraZeneca says U.S. trial data shows 79% efficacy against symptomatic COVID-19. News


March Madness blog: COVID outbreak ends NCAA tournament for VCU before it starts. News


Large study suggests prior infection with COVID-19 minimises the risk of re-infection in those under 65. News    


Trump’s Mar-a-Lago partially closed after COVID outbreak. News


Nearly 200,000 Ontarians aged 80 and older have not signed up for a COVID-19 vaccination. News   


Why guidelines for what Canadians can and can’t do after getting COVID-19 vaccines are still unclear. News


Coronavirus: EU plans tougher controls on vaccine exports. News


How COVID-19 pandemic precautions crushed the flu season. News   


People infected with COVID-19 may need just one dose of vaccine, studies say. News


After COVID-19 outbreak in retirement home, families want mandatory vaccines for staff. News


Concerns over outbreak declared at Calgary restaurant. News 


IPAC News for the week of March 15 to 19, 2021Mar222021

Predictors of hospital-acquired bacterial and fungal superinfections in COVID-19: a prospective observational study. Journal 


Biofilms: The Stronghold of Legionella pneumophila. Journal 


Netherlands halts use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. News


AHS website experiences ‘intermittent issues’ as Alberta begins Phase 2A of COVID-19 vaccine rollout. News


India’s COVID-19 cases rising despite widespread belief in country’s natural immunities. News    


AstraZeneca vaccine can now be used on seniors in Canada, NACI says. News


Ebola may have lingered in a survivor for 5 years before sparking new outbreak. News  


Moderna plans to test its COVID-19 vaccine on Canadian children. News


COVID-19 outbreak prompts Saskatoon school to suspend in-person learning. News


Judge hesitant to sentence Windsor drug dealers during COVID outbreak at jail. News   


Strict three-week lockdown needed to stop explosive COVID-19 variant growth, Ontario science table says. News


Papua New Guinea to impose ‘harsh control measures’ as Covid outbreak spirals. News  


Ontario’s 3rd wave of COVID-19 could hit younger adults harder. Here’s why. News


‘It’s a flu, it ain’t a Covid!’ How to fight vaccine hesitancy. News


Don Martin: Travelling back to normal is going to require vaccine certification. News