Outbreaks & Alerts
Antibiotic resistant organisms (such as MRSA and VRE)
MRSA and VRE are becoming increasingly common both in health care and community settings and require special considerations in the provision of care
Although bed bugs do not carry or transmit disease, they can result in an infestation. Certain precautions can be taken to halt their spread.
Candida auris: Emerging global health-care-associated infection antimicrobial resistant issue
Ebola virus disease
Rescinding Ebola virus disease directives (PDF, 137 KB)
Influenza, including H1N1 and varying other strains is an annual concern and pregnant persons and newborns are at an increased risk of complications. The Public Health Agency of Canada influenza awareness resources can be displayed and shared in midwifery clinics.
Middle East Respiratory Coronavirus (MERS CoV) & Avian Influenza (H7N9)
Oct 11, 2017: Situational update on the avian influenza A(H7N9) virus and Middle East Respiratory Coronavirus (PDF, 137 KB), (French version)
Zika virus (ZIKV)
Dec 24, 2019: Zika virus prevention and treatment recommendations