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January 13, 2018 5:26 PM Five more dogs test positive for canine flu in southwestern Ontario

WINDSOR, ONT.—Health officials say five more dogs have tested positive for a strain of canine influenza in southwestern Ontario, bringing the total number of infected up to seven in what they’re calling the virus’s first known incursion into the country. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit says the two dogs that initially tested positive for H3N2 canine 13

January 11, 2018 2:30 PM What to do if your dog catches the flu

Canine flu is highly contagious between animals The Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown is telling pet owners to keep an eye out for signs of canine influenza or dog flu. Like human flu, dog flu is highly contagious, and causes cough, runny nose, and fever. There are no recorded cases of canine flu being passed to humans. Also as with people 18

January 9, 2018 12:34 AM As flu case numbers spike, experts say peak could be a few weeks away

Infectious diseases experts describe this influenza season as “unusual,” in that a mix of two strains are dominating this year’s flu epidemic. The number of flu cases is continuing to spike across Canada, suggesting the peak of the season could still be a few weeks off, say infectious diseases experts, who describe this influenza season as “unusual 12

November 2, 2017 4:11 PM Veterans Affairs minister recuperating after emergency surgery

Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O'Regan is on the mend after emergency surgery, his office said Thursday. O’Regan’s office said the Liberal MP from Newfoundland and Labrador wasn’t feeling well at the beginning of the week and initially thought he had the flu. When his condition worsened, O’Regan underwent medical tests and then underwent “serious 23

October 28, 2017 2:36 PM French resume foie gras exports to Japan

French foie gras can grace Japanese dinner tables once more, two years after Tokyo banned it following outbreaks of bird flu, French agriculture minister Stephane Travert said Friday. "That's the good news of the night. Japan has allowed the re-introduction on its market of poultry, but also foie gras," Travert told Radio Classique. Japan is the largest 16

October 27, 2017 4:01 PM 5 confirmed flu cases on P.E.I. arrive a bit early in season, province says

Province is encouraging Islanders to get their flu shots There have been five lab-confirmed flu cases in Prince Edward Island, which is earlier than usual, according to the province's chief public health officer. The Department of Health and Wellness is encouraging Islanders to get their free flu shots available in locations across the province, including 17

October 13, 2017 8:52 PM Woeful offence puts Habs' 14-0 streak vs. Leafs on line

Toronto struggling to keep puck out of the net ahead of 1st matchup of season The Montreal Canadiens know all too well that the Toronto Maple Leafs are no longer to be taken lightly. Led by gifted youngsters Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and William Nylander, the Leafs (3-1-0) have piled up 22 goals in their first four games, while the punchless Canadiens 33

October 13, 2017 12:58 PM Flu vaccine shots now available in Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY -- Thunder Bay-area residents looking to get early protection against the flu this fall may want to pick up the phone and make an appointment with their doctor. The flu vaccine is now being distributed to local health care providers, hospitals and long-term-care homes. Pharmacies are expected to receive their supplies by early next week. But the first 28

September 27, 2017 12:04 AM AHS influenza immunization program to launch Oct. 23

Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services (AHS) released details on this year’s influenza immunization program Tuesday. Starting on October 23, the province’s Influenza Immunization Program will launch, offering free flu shots to all Albertans aged six-months and older through clinics, pharmacies and doctors’ offices. This season, AHS purchased 1.6 million 27

September 23, 2017 7:06 PM Swine flu claims one, H1N1 cases from outside the city a concern

Indore: H1N1 Influenza on Saturday claimed another life taking the death toll up to 21. "A 58-year-old man died of swine flu. The patient was a resident of Shajapur and had been undergoing treatment at MY Hospital," Dr Asha Pandit, in-charge of integrated disease surveillance programme (IDSP), said. She added the laboratory reports confirmed six new cases 27