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U.S. Recorded 75 New Measles Cases Last Week

(Reuters) – The United States recorded 75 new measles cases last week, taking confirmed cases for the year so far to 839, the worst outbreak since 1994. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the number of cases of the highly contagious and sometimes deadly disease rose by 9.8% in the week ended...

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Exposure in Peel to a Confirmed Case of Measles

Peel Public Health is issuing an alert that there has been an exposure to a confirmed case of measles within Peel Region. People who were on the following flights and in the following locations on January 27, 2019, may have been exposed to measles: Lufthansa flight LH-470, from Frankfurt to Toronto Air Canada flight AC-834/LH 6829...

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CDC: Top HPV-Associated Cancer Is Now Oropharyngeal

Oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is now the most common HPV-associated cancer in the United States, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that covers the years 1999 to 2015. During that period, cervical cancer dropped from being the top HPV-associated cancer and oropharyngeal SCC took its place...

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Protect yourself against the flu.

Getting the flu shot is your best defence: It is free in Ontario, safe and recommended for everyone aged 6 months and older. Wash your hands often: Even after getting the flu shot, washing with soap and water for at least 15 seconds helps keep the virus from spreading. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer...

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HPV Vaccine

  FDA approves the use of GARDASIL Vaccine up to 45 years old. Human Papillomavirus Vaccine helps protect girls and women ages 9 to 26 against cervical, vaginal, vulvar, and anal cancers and genital warts caused by HPV. GARDASIL helps protect boys and men ages 9 to 26 against anal cancer and genital warts caused by...

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Flu Vaccine

Flu season is here. Protect yourself and your loves ones by vaccinating yourself with flu vaccine at Howden Medical Clinic. Kids, pregnant ladies, seniors and people with disease like asthma, COPD, heart disease are more susceptible to die from flu.  

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Flu Vaccines

Flu Vaccines are under way in October in our clinic. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season. Influenza is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against flu. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm https://www.ontario.ca/page/flu-facts...

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Confirmed Measles Case in Peel Region

In February 2018, Public Health has been notified of a confirmed case of measles in a young adult with a recent travel history to a measles-endemic country. Measles is a vaccine-preventable disease presenting with fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes and rash. Howden Medical Clinic provides all necessary vaccines to all Brampton residents. Please visit...

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Newer Shingles Vaccine

A new herpes zoster (HZ) subunit vaccine (HZ/su) appears to be more effective especially among elderly and longer duration of protection and less costly than the currently used live attenuated HZ vaccine (ZVL) at all ages, a new study published online January 2 in JAMA Internal Medicine shows. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the...

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Flu on the Rise

There is high respiratory illness activity in Peel. To date, Region of Peel-Public Health has received 466 reports of laboratory-confirmed influenza. Majority of cases remain to be Influenza A(H3N2). Protect yourself with Flu Vaccine at our Clinic.

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Flu Activity

Influenza activity continues to increase across Canada. The majority continues to be A(H3N2). In keeping with the early influenza activity this season, several indicators of influenza activity are above the expected levels for this time of year. The majority of hospitalizations and deaths have been among adults 65 years of age and older. Howden Medical...