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IPAC News for the week of September 5 – 8, 2023

Two years of COVID-19 outbreaks in residential care facilities: quantifying workload impact of outbreak control activities on a regional public health team in Ireland, March 2020 to March 2022. Journal

How to Respond to Misinformation From the Anti-Vaccine Movement. Journal

First lady Jill Biden tests positive for Covid-19. News

E. Coli outbreak declared at 6 Calgary daycares, 5 other area sites. News

False claims of an Ebola outbreak at the Burning Man festival rage among conspiracy theorists after torrential rain left 73,000 stranded in the Nevada desert. News

Moderna says updated Covid vaccine was effective against highly mutated BA.2.86 variant in trial. News

Risk of malaria outbreaks growing with warming climate. News

96 E. coli cases linked to outbreak at Calgary daycares; 22 children in hospital: AHS. News

Ombudsman to release report on Ontario’s long-term care oversight during pandemic. News

Bangladesh’s worst ever dengue outbreak a ‘canary in the coal mine’ for climate crisis, WHO expert warns. News

Several hospitals tighten mask rules. News

B.C. COVID-19 data: Number in hospital triples in a month. News