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Travel Health Notice - H1N1 Flu Virus in Mexico

Given that the latest information from Mexico indicates the risk of contracting the virus has decreased and that nearly all of the cases reported in Canada and the United States have been mild, as of May 18, 2009, the Public Health Agency of Canada no longer recommends Canadians postpone elective or non-essential travel to Mexico.

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Published on : 18 May 2009

New MUHC clinic will cut cardiac death toll improve heart health for high-risk women

Once thought of as a man’s disease, heart disease is actually an equal opportunity killer.

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Published on : 14 May 2009

Folic acid to prevent congenital heart defects

Researchers at the MUHC show the effectiveness of folic acid in preventing congenital heart defects

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Published on : 14 May 2009

Canadian Pandemic Influenza Plan for the Health Sector - Annex E - The Use of Antiviral Drugs During a Pandemic

At the time of an outbreak with a novel virus or a pandemic, these recommendations need to be considered in the context of this situation and changes made to strategies on the basis of the emerging epidemiology or other data (e.g. antiviral resistance, optimal treatment course).

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Published on : 13 May 2009

News Release - Health Minister, Chief Public Health Officer help kids learn basics of flu prevention

Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq and Chief Public Health Officer Dr. David Butler-Jones visited a local elementary school today to talk to children about how to prevent the spread of the flu.

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Published on : 13 May 2009

Health Professionals- UPDATED: Interim Guidance- Infection prevention and Control Measures

UPDATED: Interim Guidance- Infection prevention and Control Measures

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Published on : 11 May 2009

Equality of the sexes? Not always when it comes to biology

MUHC researchers demonstrate that estrogen renders the innate immune system of women more powerful than that of men.

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Published on : 11 May 2009

News Release - Canada's first fatality associated with H1N1 flu virus

Federal Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq today expressed sympathy following the announcement by the Government of Alberta of Canada's first death associated with H1N1 flu virus.

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Published on : 08 May 2009

Government of Canada Provides Update on H1N1 Flu Virus

The Honourable Leona Aglukaaq, Canada's Minister of Health, and Dr. David Butler-Jones, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, today confirmed an additional 13 cases of H1N1 flu virus (three in Alberta, two in Saskatchewan, seven in Ontario and one in Quebec) bringing the total Canadian count to 214.

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Published on : 07 May 2009

Role of National Microbiology Laboratory: H1N1 Flu Virus Outbreak Response

The Public Health Agency of Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) is a Level Four laboratory, with over 400 employees. The NML was established in 1999.The NML is internationally recognized as one of a handful of laboratories in the world with the capacity to work with highly pathogenic viruses.

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Published on : 07 May 2009

Notice to the media

Dr. Frank Plummer, Scientific Director General for the Public Health Agency of Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory, Dr. Martine Dubuc, Vice President of the CFIA Science Branch, and Dr.

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Published on : 07 May 2009

News Release - Federal Government Updates Case Numbers on H1N1 Flu Virus (Human Swine Flu)

Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq and the Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. David Butler-Jones, today confirmed 36 new cases of H1N1 flu virus (human swine flu), bringing the total number of laboratory confirmed cases in Canada to 201.

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Published on : 06 May 2009

Public Health Agency of Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg First to Decode Genetic Makeup of Mexican and Canadian H1N1 Flu Viruses

Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq and Chief Public Health Officer Dr. David Butler-Jones today announced that Canadian scientists have completed work on decoding the genetic makeup of the H1N1 flu virus.

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Published on : 06 May 2009

News Conference with Minister of Health and Chief Public Health Officer

News conference/teleconference regarding the recent H1N1 Flu Virus (Human Swine Flu) outbreak

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Published on : 06 May 2009