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Avoid travel to Toronto - WHO

Toronto is the next city in WHO's list that travelers should avoid because of SARS. The local readers who considered Toronto a safe place to live were stunned by this. Toronto is the first locality outside China to be designated as a threat to international health because of the respiratory disease. Beijing and Shanxi Province in China were also added to its list, which already has Hong Kong and...

WHO Says Toronto Going Back on SARS-Affected List

More than 2,000 people possibly exposed to the illness have been told to quarantine themselves at home for 10 days, said Dr. Colin D'Cunha, Ontario's chief medical officer of health. Precautions taken at Toronto Hospitals last month since the outbreak could not control dozens of possible new cases. Health officials conceded on monday as the WHO put Canada`s largest city back on its list of SARS...

Mysterious viral outbreak in Toronto, influenza ruled out

A viral outbreak has been reported at a seniors' home in Toronto and experts say that viruses other than influenza could have caused the death of four residents at the home. ..Infectious diseases expert Dr. Neil Rau said that there was // no cause to fear an outbreak and stressed that the virus could not only be the flu one, "This isn't a pandemic by any means, but there is always a potential for...

IOF World Congress On Osteoporosis To Be Held In Toronto

IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis (IOF WCO) 2006 will be held in Toronto, Canada, June 2-6 2006. Eleven of the world's leading osteoporosis experts will present// plenary lectures. Professor Rene Rizzoli, Chairman, IOF Committee of Scientific Advisors and Chairman, IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis 2006 Scientific Committee said that the speakers were selected for their ability to present the l...

Hepatitis Scare in Toronto

Hepatitis was picked up during the routine blood analysis among dialysis patients at Scarborough Hospital. About 400 dialysis patients are estimated to have acquired hepatitis.// People are urged not to share their toothbrushes or razors with family members, and to use condoms during sex. Eight new infections have been recorded says Dr. Michael Finkelstein, an associate medical officer with Toron...

Satellite Clinic To Be Set Up in Toronto By Ohio-Based Cleveland Clinic

It has been proposed by the Ohio-based Cleveland Clinic, to inaugrate a satellite clinic in Toroto before this summer, the services which would benefit Canadians // considering a trip to the southern border for medical treatment. The Cleveland clinic houses more than 1,900 scientists and physicians and is the second largest medical group in the U.S, treating pateints from 80 different countries....

XVI International AIDS Conference To Be Held In Toronto In August

The conference on AIDS, which is held every two years in various cities around the world, is being held in Toronto this year from the 13-18 of August. // ....The conference, ‘AIDS 2006’, which is the largest of its kind in the world, will feature 20,000 participants from across 120 countries. This conference, whose theme this year is ‘Time to Deliver’, besides being a forum for the world’s top me...

Woman in Toronto Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

Public health officials have advised residents in Toronto to take precautions after a 45-year-old Etobicoke woman tested positive for the West Nile Virus (WNV). The first// case of 2006 was officially confirmed last week after the woman spent two weeks in the hospital with the disease. ....WNV is a flavivirus (genus Flavivirus) that causes an illness marked by fever, headache, muscle ache, sk...

Nurses in Intensive Care Sickened by noxious fumes at Toronto Hospital

Seven nurses in the intensive care unit of York Central Hospital in Richmond Hill were sickened after noxious fumes seeped into the ventilation system on Friday. // ..Two nurses developed breathing difficulties and needed treatment. However no patients were affected. ..The nurses fell ill at around 11 a.m. after they reported smelling something 'musty'. Some vomited as a result of the fumes. .....

Eye Surgeries Remain Cancelled Due To TASS Outbreak In Toronto

A mysterious post-operative eye ailment that swept along the continent has lead to the shut down of the cataract-surgery unit in Scarborough Hospital, one of Toronto's largest cataract centres last week. // ..The Hospital, which performs around 5,000 eye operations a year, decided to cancel all cataract surgeries last week, on November 9, when more and more patients came down with the ailment, k...

Fear Factor in Toronto: health officials fight Hepatitis A outbreak

More than a month has lapsed now, since a major out break of hepatitis A, a viral infection, was reported from a neighborhood in Toronto, Canada. Almost 20 cases have been// identified for treatment, so far. Most of the causalities that have been diagnosed with this sickening illness happen to be students from the Elmbank Middle school. ..Following the alert from health officials, more than 900...

Meningitis C Surfaces in Toronto:Public Alerted

A young man died of Meningitis C last week. Public health department in Toronto has alerted its citizens regarding this case //since the disease is highly contagious and the man who died happened to have frequented a bustling bar days before he died. ..Although only a single case has been notified, owing to its severity and fatality, the health department has alerted the public to be cautious.....

A 23- Year- Old Gay Falls Victim To Meningitis C in Toronto

A 23- year- old gay man died of meningitis C in Toronto...Meningitis C is a meningococcal disease caused by bacterium Neisseria meningitidis.// It occurs rarely in Canada and is usually seen among teenagers and infants. .... This disease has a record of 10 to 15 per cent fatality and 20 per cent of the survivors suffer lasting health problems, such as deafness and mental retardation. ....Publi...

Norwalk Virus Outbreak in a Toronto Hospital

Bridgepoint Health, a prominent hospital in Toronto for people with chronic diseases was shut down on Valentine's Day following an outbreak of the Norwalk virus.// ....Diane Whidden, a spokesperson for the hospital, said about 50 people including staff have been affected. ....The hospital usually has hundreds of patients, most of them bedridden with limited mobility. However, now there are 20 a...

Biggest Gay Pride Celebration in Toronto

Toronto's 27th annual celebration climaxed Sunday with a vibrant Pride Parade.Thousands of people lined downtown Toronto's streets Sunday afternoon to enjoy the city's Pride Parade, Canada's largest gay pride celebration. ...The parade is Pride Week's signature event and is known internationally for its elaborate costumes and floats.It was the culmination of a week honoring diverse sexual and ge...

Stem Cell Licensing Deal Positions Toronto as World Leader in Technology

A $20-million deal announced today to license Canadian stem cell technology in the U.S. underscores the Toronto areas global leadership in stem cell research . ......Under the agreement, Tissue Regeneration Therapeutics Inc. (TRT), an emerging Canadian life sciences company, will exclusively license its human umbilical cord perivascular cell (HUCPVC) technology to Stem Cell Authority Ltd. for fa...
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