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   

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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

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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 

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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

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