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IWK decon setup

The IWK decon setup is very simple, intuitive and efficient.

Responding to a critical chemical incident as the world watches

Seems like yesterday when a critical chemical accident at Mancuso Chemicals Limited in Niagara Falls, Ontario left one employee dead, firefighters and EMS workers with chemical burns, and a hospital evacuated due to the toxic chemical odours emanating from the worker who died.

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World Updates

Influenza (Avian and other zoonotic)

WHO fact sheet on avian influenza: includes key facts, definition, clinical features, antiviral treatment, risk factors for human infection, human pandemic potential, WHO response.

Yellow fever – Brazil

Disease news outbreak for yellow fever in Brazil.

Hepatitis E – Namibia

During the week ending on 13 October 2017, the first identified case was admitted to a public hospital in Windhoek district, with signs and symptoms of hepatitis E. During the week ending on 8 January 2018, a total of 237 probable and confirmed cases have been seen at various health facilities in Windhoek district with the same signs and symptoms. All suspected patients tested negative for hepatitis A, B, and C. A total of 41 of the 237 cases were sent for further testing, and on 8 January 2018, the results showed 21 were IgM positive for hepatitis E.

Cholera – United Republic of Tanzania

Disease news outbreak for Cholera in the United Republic of Tanzania

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Malaysia

Disease News Outbreak on Middle East coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Malaysia.

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