Having to pay for your own shingles vaccine isn’t ageism, BC tribunal rules. News
8 stories you should read during Sepsis Awareness Month. News
B.C. health researchers advance HIV progress with new method addressing dormant strains. News
There are currently 1.2M Canadian children living in low-income housing. 25% of them did not received full recommended doses of diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus vaccine by the age of 2. Find more about this National Study for Canadian children. News.
There’s a new antibiotic in town, and we can create it in the lab. News
New Ebola virus found in bats, potential to infect humans. News
USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for syphilis infection in pregnant women. News
Antibiotic resistance: 8,000 new drug combinations are effective. News
Synthetic DNA vaccine effective against influenza A virus subtype. News
Reducing healthcare-associated infections incidence by a probiotic-based sanitation system: A multicentre, prospective, intervention study. Journal
Company that calls vaccines ‘chemical stressors’ under scrutiny by college of chiropractors. News.
India’s flood-ravaged Kerala state is facing shortages of a drug that fights leptospirosis after the worst flooding in a century, forcing authorities to turn to other states to help ramp up supplies. News.
10 people who fell ill on Emirates flight to New York appear to have the flu, officials say. News.
From CBC.ca: Cockroach infestations on the rise in Edmonton and they’ve become, number-wise, probably as problematic as bedbugs these days. News.
Ebola in Congo: Experts worry the outbreak could escalate after a woman died in Butembo, a city of about 1 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. News.
No, it is not the bathroom. A study found respiratory viruses on 10% of surfaces, with security trays as the most common culprit. They are also found at passport checking counters. No respiratory viruses were found on toilet surfaces. Study.
Cholera ruled out after suspect case on Algeria-France flight. News
Compliments chili powder recalled over salmonella risk. News.
A 4 YO girl develops sepsis after trying on shoes without socks — is that possible? This article highlights other causes (other than not wearing socks when trying on new shoes) that could have caused sepsis. News.
From CBC.ca: Hepatitis cases unrelated to Stittsville clinic. So far, based on diagnosis dates, clinic procedure dates & risk factors, there is no evidence that cases of hep B or C were due to the IPC lapse at the clinic. News.
Good governance, clean water, & sanitation necessary to curb global antibiotic resistance. News