News & Perspective

Nov 13, 2017

Nov 13, 2017
MRSA

Canada reports rising MRSA, VRE but drop in antibiotic use

The report shows a first-time drop in medically important antibiotic use in animals.

Sep 14, 2016

Sep 14, 2016
MRSA

Report on drug resistance in Canada shows some declines

The report shows antimicrobial resistance mostly stable, with some declines and some worries.

Aug 12, 2016

Aug 12, 2016
Cyclospora oocyst

Cyclospora cases reported in Texas, Canada

In another development, UK health officials warned travelers about an uptick in cases linked to Mexico, particularly the Riviera Maya coast.

Apr 25, 2016

Apr 25, 2016
Couple in bed

Canada reports its first sexually transmitted Zika case

Also, researchers report that the virus was circulating in Haiti in late 2014.

Nov 06, 2015

Nov 06, 2015
Flu shot

US flu levels still low, with few global hot spots

More states are reporting their first cases and even deaths, but at the national level, flu levels remained low last week. 

Apr 14, 2015

Apr 14, 2015
Ebola health workers

Launch of Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone targets health workers

The study of VSV-EBOV hopes to enroll 6,000 health and other frontline workers.

Apr 01, 2015

Apr 01, 2015
Syringe and vials

Phase 1 trials of Ebola vaccine show good immune responses

The first two phase 1 trials of VSV-EBOV vaccine show good immune responses.

Mar 05, 2015

Mar 05, 2015
Vaccination Guinea

Ebola ring vaccination trial set for Guinea launch

With its Mar 7 launch date, the trial's main goal is to see if ring vaccination can knock down Ebola hot spots.

Feb 19, 2015

Feb 19, 2015
Ebola patient on stretcher

Experts suspect Ebola virus sometimes spreads by air

An international team of experts says, in effect, "Don't be so sure" about Ebola not spreading by air.

Jan 26, 2015

Jan 26, 2015
Air Canada jet at Vancouver airport

Canadian has first H7N9 case in North America

A British Columbia resident who recently returned from China is recovering from H7N9 avian flu.

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