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IPAC News for the week of January 15 – 19, 2024

Laboratory diagnosis of measles infection using molecular and serology during 2019–2020 outbreak in Brazil. Journal

An evaluation of the five rights antibiotic safety before and during COVID-19 at an NHS Foundation Trust in the United Kingdom. Journal

Spring vaccine dose suggested to protect seniors in Canada from severe COVID. News

Nearly 100 Celebrity cruise passengers get sick in norovirus outbreak. News

Alberta’s COVID death toll up by 25 since last week, with 141 more hospitalizations. News

Stratford hospital limits visits due to COVID/influenza outbreak. News

Influenza activity in Toronto higher than pre-pandemic norm as some hospitals warn that they’re over capacity. News

Toronto experiencing a long cold, flu, COVD season. News

News from the UK: Warning of further measles outbreaks as cases rise. News

Aggressive, often deadly form of strep hits record-high case numbers in Canada. News

Measles outbreaks are occurring in some pockets of the US. Here’s why doctors are concerned. News

From South of the border: Costco charcuterie meats linked to salmonella outbreak that has sickened dozens. News

Flu levels, some COVID trends showing signs of dropping. News

‘Deadliest outbreak ever seen’: climate crisis fuels Bangladesh’s worst dengue epidemic. News