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IPAC News for the week of February 6 – 10, 2023

Rapid emergence of extensively drug-resistant Shigella sonnei in France. Journal    Understanding the Barriers and Attitudes toward Influenza Vaccine Uptake in the Adult General Population: A Rapid Review. Journal    Masking alone wouldn't have eased respiratory virus surge in the fall: PHO document. News   Measles outbreak in central Ohio ends after 85 cases, all among children who weren’t fully vaccinated. News   White-tailed deer harbouring COVID-19 variants thought to be nearly extinct in humans: study. News      COVID-19 denier...

IPAC News for the week of January 30 – Feb 3, 2023

A two-ward acute care hospital outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 delta variant including a point-source outbreak associated with the use of a mobile vital signs cart and sub-optimal doffing of personal protective equipment. Journal    Antimicrobial resistance in patients with COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal    Community-Scale Wastewater Surveillance of Candida auris during an Ongoing Outbreak in Southern Nevada. Journal    WHO says coronavirus remains a global health emergency. News   No ‘elevated risk’ of stroke from Pfizer’s...

IPAC News for the week of January 23 – 27, 2023

Don’t wait for an Ebola outbreak to vaccinate people against it. Journal     Healthcare-associated infections in Dutch hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal    Reducing CAUTI in patients with acute urinary retention in the critical care setting: A pilot study with electronic medical record analytics. Journal    How will the WHO's decision on COVID emergency declaration affect Canada? News   U.S. FDA proposes shift to annual COVID shot for healthy adults. News   Eight in 10 people in China caught...

IPAC News for the week of January 9 – 13, 2023

A survey of COVID-19 vaccine acceptance across 23 countries in 2022. Journal    Response to back-to-back outbreaks of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 in two nomadic pastoralist settlements in Oti Region, Ghana-2019. Journal    Uganda is set to declare an end to its latest deadly Ebola outbreak. News   Omicron COVID booster cuts hospitalization in over 65s, Israeli study finds. News   Masks recommended on long flights amid new COVID variant spread: WHO. News   University of Waterloo researchers find...

IPAC News for the week of January 3 – 6, 2023

Visitors from China must provide a negative COVID test. Here's why that won't prevent infection in Canada. News   Malawi suspends school opening over deadly cholera outbreak. News   Some N.S. pharmacies reporting shortage of cold and flu medications. News       New XBB 1.5 strain of COVID-19, nicknamed ‘The Kraken’, has spread to BC.  News   Prescriptions for COVID-19 antiviral Paxlovid double in Ontario  News    Shortage of OTC cold & flu medications persists in Canada  News...

IPAC News for the week of December 28 – 30, 2022

Trends of COVID-19 incidence in Manitoba and public health measures: March 2020 to February 2022. Journal   Four-Year Environmental Surveillance Program of Legionella spp. in One of Palermo’s Largest Hospitals. Journal     Public health, buy-in from gay and bisexual men helped get Canada's mpox outbreak under control. News   Canadians fined at least $15M for breaking COVID quarantine rules in 2022, data shows. News   US considers Covid-19 measures for travelers from China. News      Influenza, RSV and COVID-19 on...

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IPAC News for the week of December 19 – 23, 2022

COVID-19 Associated Pulmonary Aspergillosis (CAPA): Hospital or Home Environment as a Source of Life-Threatening Aspergillus fumigatus Infection? Journal    Does COVID-19 have an impact on influenza vaccine knowledge, attitude and practice among medical students: a 2-year prospective cohort study. Journal    Meningitis outbreak declared at Dalhousie University residence following student death. News   Doctors warn holidays will likely bring COVID-19 infections. News   China could see nearly a million deaths as it exits zero-Covid, study says. News      Still time...