Canada Norovirus

How To Prepare for Back To S̶c̶h̶o̶o̶l̶ Germs

Jason Tetro | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

The complaints of a cold, the dread of diarrhea, and vexation of vomiting are all part of a child's growing up process. But one of the keys to a happy school year is to have these unfortunate events happen as infrequently as possible. For that, kids have to be hygienic and stay that way.

B.C. Lake Water Checked After Vomiting, Diarrhea Complaints

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Complaints from swimmers of vomiting, abdominal cramps and diarrhea have prompted Vancouver Island health officials to investigate the wate...

Suspected Norovirus Outbreak At Delta School

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

DELTA, B.C. - More than 300 students and staff at the Delta Secondary School in Delta, B.C., have what's believed to be norovirus.The Fraser Health Au...

MORE THAN 600 SICK

CP | Samantha Henry, The Associated Press | Posted 03.30.2014 | Canada Travel

BAYONNE, N.J. - Passengers aboard a cruise ship on which hundreds fell ill recalled days of misery holed up in their rooms as it returned to its home ...

Norovirus Outbreak At Hospital

CBC | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

An outbreak of norovirus — also known as the Norwalk virus — at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver has health officials warning potential vis...

Germs That Could Save Your Sight

Jason Tetro | Posted 08.31.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgThere will never be a time when we are not at risk from one of the long list of microbial threats. However, we are learning how to work with good germs, such as Lactobacillus, Bdellovibrio, and Micavibrio, as allies in the fight. These small defenders deserve our attention and respect.

Swimming Can Be Infectious - How to Stay Healthy

Jason Tetro | Posted 07.19.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Of all the places to which sun seekers migrate, none is as popular as the beach or swimming pool. For many, there is nothing quite like becoming one with the water. Unfortunately, the escape comes with its own challenges, namely that of infections.

Beware the Germs in the Air

Jason Tetro | Posted 04.06.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg It's been known for some time that germs can be found in the atmosphere and they have made clouds a happy home. But more important than how they survive is the question of which germs are surviving and whether they pose a threat to our health.

Norovirus Outbreak Leads To Overcrowding In Saskatoon

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada Living

SASKATOON - A combination of demand and outbreaks of norovirus has created overcrowding problems at Saskatoon's Royal University and St. Paul's hospit...

Why This Flu Season Shouldn't Shock You

Jason Tetro | Posted 03.21.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgThe 2012-2013 influenza virus season has shocked North America with its early start and high numbers of both cases as well as deaths. Yet the surge of concern and panic is somewhat unwarranted, especially considering the world knew almost eight months ago that this was coming.

10 Things You Need To Know About Norovirus

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.15.2013 | Canada Living

With violent strains of the flu sweeping across North America and lesser coughs and colds making their rounds of offices, Canadians have discovered an...

When it Comes to Germs, Norovirus is Public Enemy Number One

Jason Tetro | Posted 03.16.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg The norovirus infection is short, lasting only 48 to 72 hours but during that time, one might believe they have been put into one of Ridley Scott's Alien movies. But there are thankfully a few ways to thwart this perfect villain.

How To Avoid The Norovirus

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Outbreaks of the norovirus have people around B.C. retching, and there's no sign that the spread of the nasty virus will slow down this wi...

Norovirus Outbreaks In Vancouver, Kamloops

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Several small outbreaks of the norovirus in Vancouver area hospitals have nearly run their course, but a new strain of the highly contagio...

Norovirus Outbreak Closes Hospital Wards

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

An outbreak of the highly contagious norovirus forced the quarantine of three wards at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, B.C. The o...

How to Stay Healthy at Your Holiday Party

Jason Tetro | Posted 02.16.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg The holiday party is a tradition of the season. Thanks to germs, however, some of those memories may be less than pleasant. Infections are best spread in a crowd and the presence of a single person can lead to spread to some or all of the people in attendance. There are however, a few ways to minimize the chances for acquiring an infection and most are fairly easy to follow.

The Next Thing to Worry About Post-Sandy? Infectious Disease

Jason Tetro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Natural disasters, like Hurricane Sandy, are common worldwide and leave the affected public vulnerable to the harsh realities of nature, including the onslaught of infectious diseases. The reality of any disaster of this magnitude is that public health measures are all but forgotten as people do everything they can to survive. The viruses will surely arrive before the area has recovered.

London 2012: The Most Hygienic Games Ever?

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.03.2012 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.png There has been one more bombshell occurring in London -- though it hasn't quiet made the same kind of headlines as Ye Shiwen . In contrast to all the prognostication of infectious diseases outbreaks and epidemics that could potentially lead to a pandemic, including my own, the reality is that germs have played almost no role at the Games.

Nasty Norovirus Outbreak At Saskatchewan Mine

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2012 | Canada

SASKATOON - A northern Saskatchewan mine is dealing with an outbreak of norovirus.At least three workers at Cameco's Cigar Lake mine are confirmed to ...