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Jun 25, 2018

Jun 25, 2018
Clostridium difficile bacteria

Significant C diff reduction noted in Canadian hospitals

Healthcare-related CDI fell from 5.9 to 4.3 per 10,000 patient-days, a 27% reduction.

Jun 04, 2018

Jun 04, 2018

Flu in kids is associated with asthma treatment failure

Influenza illnesses can trigger asthmatic episodes that don't respond to treatment.

May 03, 2018

May 03, 2018
Pills and Canada money

Canadian AMR report urges action, federal leadership

The report calls on PHAC to speed up development of a plan to address antimicrobial resistance.

Apr 13, 2018

Apr 13, 2018
Fish farm

New UK-Canada initiative focuses on AMR in livestock, aquaculture

The partnership will fund innovative solutions to reduce antimicrobial use.

Feb 01, 2018

Feb 01, 2018
Flu vaccination

Canadian data show low flu vaccine protection against H3N2

Protection against the H3N2 strain was 17%—and not statistically significant.

Jan 25, 2018

Jan 25, 2018
Defibrillation in operating room

Study bolsters link between flu and heart attack

The risk of heart attack increases sixfold in the first 7 days after lab-confirmed flu in adults 35 and older.

Jan 23, 2018

Jan 23, 2018
High-tech lab worker

Step-by-step horsepox study stokes dual-use controversy

Some experts say that offering a manual for re-creating an orthopoxvirus is inherently dangerous.

Jan 18, 2018

Jan 18, 2018
Wheelchair

New analysis strengthens link between EV-D68, poliolike complications

A 20-study meta-analysis finds good evidence of an association between the virus and acute flaccid myelitis.

Jan 17, 2018

Jan 17, 2018
1957 brick

Study reveals more H1N1 deaths in those exposed to '57 pandemic

The findings add more weight to calls for more broadly protective flu vaccines.

Jan 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018
Health worker sterile gown

SHEA offers cautious guidance on easing contact precautions for drug-resistant infections

Few resources address when contact precautions can be stepped back, and hospital approaches vary.

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