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Legionellosis increasing in Ontario

Reports of Legionellosis have been increasing throughout Ontario. There have been 13 confirmed and 1 probable cases of legionellosis reported between July 1 and July 28, 2021 in the Region of Peel. Eleven of the cases are in the City of Mississauga and 3 cases are in the City of Brampton. Legionellosis is an acute...


Increase in locally-acquired Cyclosporiasis in Ontario

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/cyclosporiasis-cyclospora/health-professionals-cyclosporiasis-cyclospora.html http://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/browsebytopic/infectiousdiseases/pages/IDlandingpages/cyclosporiasis.aspx Ontario has experienced 36 locally-acquired cyclosporiasis since April 1, 2018 until July 19, 2018. Cyclosporiasis is an infection of small bowel by parasite Cyclospora cayetanenis. Symptoms are: frequent, watery diarrhea; anorexia; fatigue; abdominal cramps; nausea; and myalgia. If untreated, symptoms last 6-7 weeks and vary in intensity. Cases are usually from travelers to endemic...


Misuse and Abuse of Antidiarrheal Loperamide- January 2018

FDA announced new action to combat the growing problem of abuse and misuse of the opioid-based antidiarrheal medication loperamide (Imodium). In 2016, the FDA warned about life-threatening cardiac events, including QT interval prolongation, torsades de pointes or other ventricular arrhythmias, syncope, and cardiac arrest, with loperamide misuse and abuse. The FDA notes that some individuals...