Measles reported at New Westminster outdoor pool. News
Advice on how to make wellness a priority while flying. News
Scabies outbreak contained at two health-care facilities. News.
Read this Canadian Case Study about Scabies outbreak in CJIC. p 133-141: Study
Why does Europe suddenly have measles? News
Section 3 and 4 have been added to CDC’s FREE online antibiotic stewardship training course. Visit the Continuing Education and Informational Resources for more information on this course and others. Online education
Bat bite prompts rabies warning in central Ontario: A woman was bitten by a rabid bat in her home in Kawartha Lakes, about 345 kilometres southwest of Ottawa. News
Beware Canadian travellers if you planning to visit southern part of U.S. You may encounter the deadly kissing bug. This insect carries Chagas and it bites your face and around your mouth at night. News
HPV & Hep B vaccine will switch to 2 doses in Gr. 6. Change will take effect in 19-20 school yr in Alberta. The province says the timing change aligns with a number of jurisdictions in Canada that have already adopted a two-dose schedule for both vaccines. News
Study: Impact of a dementia care program in Hospitals and Hospital-Acquired Complications. 1st outcome of a Dementia Care Program is the reduction in UTI, pressure injuries, pneumonia and delirium. 2nd outcome included patient quality of life. Study
This review highlights the challenges that influenza viruses pose for vaccine design. It considers the benefits that have been achieved with vaccines against other infectious diseases, as well as the barriers to achieving similar success against influenza. Study
From Contagionlive.com: New or Upcoming Treatment Options for MDR Bacteria. Find more about the recently approved agents and agents in late stage development for multidrug-resistant bacteria and their potential role in treatment. Information
AJIC: Changes in knowledge & attitudes of hospital environmental services staff: The REACH study. Results indicate staff have knowledge & understand the importance of their role. They perceived lack of support, feedback, & investment in cleaning resources. Study.