Emergency Medical

University suspends Chinese researcher

Pending the outcome of an RCMP investigation, the University of Manitoba suspended Xiangguo Qiu, a Chinese researcher who has been recognized for her role in developing an Ebola vaccine. She was escorted from the high-security National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg earlier this month. [node:read-more:link]

Three people killed, 23 injured in Ottawa bus crash

Three people were killed and 23 others injured when an Ottawa transit bus crashed into a shelter in the city’s west end on Friday. Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau said officers are trying to determine what caused the collision, adding that the weather – icy roads and bitter cold – could be a factor. [node:read-more:link]

H1N1 hits children and young adults hardest

Flu cases are continuing to ramp up across Canada, with youngsters at greatest risk. As of January 12, there have been 20,494 confirmed  cases across the country. This strain, known as “swine flu,” caused a pandemic in 2009-2010. Also known as "H1N1" it tends to affect young adults and children more than seniors. News reports say there have been seven influenza-associated deaths in children under the age of 10 since August. [node:read-more:link]

Ebola worsening in West Africa

The Canadian government has sent an emergency management expert to the Republic of the Congo to help the World Health Organization battle the worsening Ebola outbreak in the area. So far, 385 people have died in DRC and the virus continues to spread. This outbreak is now the second largest in history after the 2014-2016 epidemic that killed 11,000 people ans spread worldwide. [node:read-more:link]


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