Swine Flu Pandemic

What You Need To Know About the Fast-Spreading Respiratory Virus EVD68

Jason Tetro | Posted 09.28.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Whatever the reasons for this epidemic, there are a few signs of hope. Like the common cold and flu, infection is entirely preventable by washing the hands with soap and water as well as regularly disinfecting surfaces. Should an infection occur, there is still only a small chance it could get worse;

Otters Aren't Just Adorable, They Matter to Human Health

Jason Tetro | Posted 06.21.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Otters have a link to humans. They can help us identify public health problems related to pollution and infections. Though they live a different lifestyle than us, their mammalian nature allows the opportunity to study what could happen to us as our world changes.

Is the Swine Flu Back and Wreaking Havoc?

Jason Tetro | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Over the last few weeks, as expected, there has been a transition in the media headlines from the antics of Ford to the augury of flu. There was more than enough reason to believe that the virus that caused the pandemic from 2009-2010, better known as H1N1pdm or "swine flu" was back.

West Nile Virus: The Sequel

Jason Tetro | Posted 11.04.2012 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Hollywood is not the only place with an increasing their number of sequels. While returning health villains, like West Nile Virus and "Swine Flu 2" continue to represent only a minority of worldwide infections, the future is looking rather glum. There are certain to be more germs that will re-emerge and send us all into a frenzy worthy of a blockbuster's opening day weekend.

New Swine Flu Poses Limited Risk For Islanders

CBC | Posted 10.27.2012 | Canada Living

Although federal health officials are warning people susceptible to flu to stay away from pigs, the risk of Islanders contracting a new strain of swin...

New Swine Flu Strain Prompts Fairground Health Warning

CBC | Posted 10.23.2012 | Canada Living

Health officials are warning the public to keep a distance from pigs, after reports that more than 200 people in the U.S. contracted a relatively new ...