Tag: Health

Ebola outbreak in Liberia forces school closures, civil servants stay home

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ebola outbreak in Liberia forces school closures, civil servants stay home

Ebola death toll in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone at 670 people Liberia’s president late Wednesday ordered the nation’s schools to shut down and most civil servants to stay home as an Ebola outbreak that already has killed more than 130 people in the country deepened. Meanwhile, the U.S. Peace Corps said it was evacuating its volunteers […]

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Ontario Health Minister calls Calgary measles outbreak a “wake up call” to parents

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ontario Health Minister calls Calgary measles outbreak a “wake up call” to parents

A number of recent Calgary measles cases highlights need for vaccinations A recent outbreak of measles in Calgary has been a “wake up call” for many parents who didn’t like the idea of vaccinating their children, said the Ontario Minister of Health, Deb Matthews on Wednesday. “They’re starting to realize now that not immunizing your kids […]

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Measles at two Calgary schools, those unvaccinated told to stay home

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Measles at two Calgary schools, those unvaccinated told to stay home

Measles reported at Henry Wise Wood High School and Sherwood School Alberta Health Services has told teachers and students at two Calgary schools to stay home for the next two weeks because they have not been vaccinated against measles. The Calgary Board of Education says one confirmed case of the disease has been reported at […]

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Two confirmed Calgary measles cases at Western Canada High School

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Two confirmed Calgary measles cases at Western Canada High School

Calgary measles cases brings total to six confirmed in Calgary area this year Alberta Health Services has confirmed there are two new cases of measles in the Calgary zone. Officials say the cases are linked and involved multiple exposure settings including Western Canada High School. A letter has been sent to staff and students at the southwest […]

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BC measles outbreak in eastern Fraser Valley – 320 confirmed cases

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
BC measles outbreak in eastern Fraser Valley – 320 confirmed cases

BC measles outbreak began among Netherlands Reformed Congregation The largest measles outbreak ever recorded in British Columbia at 320 confirmed cases has been mostly contained to the eastern Fraser Valley, the government says. The outbreak that is now into its fourth week is expected to continue for about another two weeks in the communities of Abbotsford, Mission, […]

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United Church asking members to support Canadian Health Coalition

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
United Church asking members to support Canadian Health Coalition

Canadian Health Coalition lobby federal government to sign agreement with provinces The United Church of Canada is asking its members to take a stand on the future of medicare. The church wants its members to sign a pledge to support a campaign by the Canadian Health Coalition, which is lobbying the federal government to sign […]

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Acadia pool reopens on Saturday – reduced admission fees, prizes

| January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Acadia pool reopens on Saturday – reduced admission fees, prizes

Acadia Pool closed in November for maintenance and upgrades The City of Calgary announces the Acadia pool is reopening after being closed for a month to allow crews to upgrade the southeast Calgary fitness facility. The Acadia Aquatic and Fitness Centre will open its doors to the public on Saturday, Jan. 18.  Everyone is invited […]

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Researchers study H5N1 bird flu virus specimens taken from victim

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Researchers study H5N1 bird flu virus specimens taken from victim

Bird flu victim not exposed to poultry during visit, researchers puzzled how she contracted virus Scientists at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg are examining live H5N1 virus samples from respiratory specimens taken from the Red Deer nurse who recently died after contracting the bird flu virus. The lab, a division of the Public Health […]

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Alberta bird flu victim identified as Red Deer Regional Hospital nurse

| January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alberta bird flu victim identified as Red Deer Regional Hospital nurse

Alberta bird flu victim originally from China The woman who died as a result of H5N1 avian flu virus has been identified as a registered nurse who worked at the Red Deer Regional Hospital. Her grief-stricken parents have released a statement about the young woman: “Our beloved daughter and wife was a hard-working, independent young […]

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Bird flu victim travelled from Beijing to Edmonton via Vancouver

| January 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Bird flu victim travelled from Beijing to Edmonton via Vancouver

Bird flu usually acquired from infected poultry The British Columbia provincial health officer says that the woman who died from bird flu travelled from Beijing to Vancouver International Airport in late December, however, the chances of her spreading the H5N1 virus to flight passengers or people in the airport are rare. Dr. Perry Kendall said […]

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