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IPAC News for the week of November 13 – 17, 2023

Impact of vaccinations, boosters and lockdowns on COVID-19 waves in French Polynesia. Journal
Spatial-temporal simulation for hospital infection spread and outbreaks of Clostridioides difficile. Journal
Use of a digital contact tracing system in Singapore to mitigate COVID-19 spread. Journal
Nova Scotia reports outbreak of RSV at long-term care home. News
Ontario requires masking for long-term care home staff amid rise in COVID-19 outbreaks. News
Drug-resistant salmonella outbreak spreads across Canada, affecting many kids. News
Viral outbreak in horses cancels N.S. equestrian events. News
‘It’s here’: COVID subvariant HV.1 growing in Canada. What to know so far. News
Cold, flu and COVID season sending more people for vaccines at Alberta pharmacies. News
Jamaica’s dengue fever outbreak shows the deadly effects of record heat. News
COVID-19 outbreak continues at Midland’s Georgian Bay General Hospital. News
Nearly 450 patients at a Massachusetts hospital were potentially exposed to hepatitis and HIV in the past 2 years. News
Canadian officials confirm cantaloupe link to outbreak of Salmonella illnesses. News
Zimbabwe declares state of emergency in Harare over cholera. News