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Respiratory Virus Report, Week 26 – ending June 30, 2018

The Respiratory Virus Detection Surveillance System collects data from select laboratories across Canada on the number of tests performed and the number of tests positive for influenza and other respiratory viruses. Data are reported on a weekly basis year-round to the Centre for Immunization and Respiratory Infectious Diseases (CIRID), Public Health Agency of Canada. These data are also summarized in the weekly FluWatch report. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.

Polio : vaccine advice

Information for health care professionals has been updated. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s recommendations for travellers. https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/health-safety/travel-health-notices/171 2 1 Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.

Nipah virus in India

An outbreak of Nipah virus infection was reported in India in the state of Kerala. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s recommendations for travellers. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Middle East

Information updated regarding the number of cases and deaths reported. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s recommendations for travellers. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Middle East

Information updated regarding the number of cases and deaths reported. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s recommendations for travellers. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.

Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of Congo

Information regarding number of cases and deaths has been updated. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s recommendations for travellers. French: https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/health-safety/travel-health-notices/188 1 1 Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.

Hajj and Umrah in 2018

The Hajj is the spiritual pilgrimage of Muslims to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. It is the largest annual mass gathering in the world. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s recommendations for travellers. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.

Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of Congo

Information regarding number of cases and deaths has been updated. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s recommendations for travellers. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.

Diphtheria: Global update

Diphtheria occurs worldwide and is still endemic in many countries. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s recommendations for travellers. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.

Cholera in Africa and Western Asia (Yemen)

Republic of Congo was added to the list of countries experiencing an outbreak of cholera. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s recommendations for travellers. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.

Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of Congo

On May 8, 2018, an outbreak of Ebola virus disease was declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s recommendations for travellers. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.

Dengue in Sri Lanka

Information regarding the number of cases reported in 2018 was updated. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s recommendations for travellers. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.

Dengue in Burkina Faso

Information regarding the number of cases reported was updated. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s recommendations for travellers. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.

Measles in Europe

Measles is one of the leading causes of death in young children. Measles circulates in most regions of the world including Africa, Asia and Europe. In Canada, reported cases of measles originate from travellers. Once measles arrives in Canada with an infected traveller, it can be spread to groups of people who are not vaccinated and cause an outbreak. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.

Measles in Venezuela

Since June 2017, Venezuela has reported over 1000 confirmed cases of measles. Cases have been reported in the following states: Apure, Anzoategui, Bolivar, the Capital District, Delta Amacuro, Miranda, Monagas, Vargas and Zulia. The majority of cases have been reported in the state of Bolivar. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.

Measles in Europe

The list of countries was updated to include Albania. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s recommendations for travellers. https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/health-safety/travel-health-notices/98 1 1 Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.

Plague in Madagascar

The risk level was reduced to level 1. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s recommendations for travellers. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.