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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.


World Updates

Human infection with a seasonal reassortant A(H1N2) influenza virus – Netherlands

On 20 March 2018, the National International Health Regulations focal point for the Netherlands notified WHO about a human infected with a new reassortant A(H1N2) of seasonal influenza viruses that was detected in the routine sentinel influenza surveillance for influenza-like illness and other acute respiratory infections in the Netherlands. The patient is a child aged less than two years old, who had onset of symptoms in early March 2018. He was seen by a general practitioner, but did not require hospitalization and has fully recovered.

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

Disease news outbreak for MERS_CoV in Oman.

Yellow fever – Brazil

Disease news outbreak for Yellow fever in Brazil.

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – Somalia

Circulation of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has been confirmed in Somalia. Disease news outbreak for Somalia.

Cholera – Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

From 25 November 2017 through 23 February 2018, 1065 cases including 43 deaths (case fatality rate = 4%) have been reported from 32 out of 35 health zones in Kinshasa province. From 25 November 2017 through 15 February 2018, 177 stool specimens were collected for testing at the Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale (INRB). Out of the total stool specimens, 83 tested positive for Vibrio cholerae, 83 tested negative, and 11 are currently being analysed.


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