|MumpsBe on the alert for persons with signs and symptoms of mumps. Several provinces, including Manitoba and Alberta, are reporting mumps. Transmission has occurred in the context of sports activities and bar scenes in young adults; however, in Manitoba, mumps is now being reported in all ages throughout the province. Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage
North America is currently experiencing a shortage of the vaccine for yellow fever, which may extend until 2018. This shortage of vaccine may affect your travel plans. If you have not booked your travel, please determine if yellow fever vaccination is required for your trip. Click here
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Until this shortage is resolved by the manufacturer, the Sunrise Health Region Public Health Travel Clinic will be carefully managing and monitoring our current supply and implementing guidelines on use of existing vaccine supply. Click here for more information
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provided by Public Health.
Bed bugs can make their way into the cleanest of homes, businesses and even health facilities. While bed bugs are not considered a health hazard, they are prevalent and can travel on the clothing or possessions of people or pets and are a nasty nuisance.
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Zika is spread mainly through the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes, the same mosquitoes that spread dengue and chikungunya viruses. These mosquitoes are not found in Canada.
The virus can be spread from a pregnant mother to her baby during pregnancy or around the time of birth. Transmission can also occur through blood transfusion. However, persons in Canada will not be allowed to donate blood for 21 days after returning from travel to a risk area. There are rare reports of Zika virus being sexually transmitted by men.Click here for more information
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Pertussis, whooping cough, is a serious and highly contagious infection of the lungs and throat caused by Bordetella pertussis bacteria. Young children who have not been immunized get sicker than older children and adults.
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Measles (Red Measles, Rubeola)
Measles is an infection caused by a virus. It tends to be more severe in children than in adults.
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Ebola virus disease is a rare and serious viral infection.
Government of Canada - Ebola Virus Information and Resources
- Ebola does not spread easily from person to person. It is spread from touching bodily fluids of a person who is sick with, or has died from the disease, or from exposure to contaminated objects, such as needles.
If you have recently travelled to a country where Ebola is present and develop fever or other symptoms of illness within three weeks of return to Canada, call HealthLine 811 or consult a health care provider