• COVID-19, RSV cases decrease in Saskatchewan: CRISP report
    Numbers for COVID-19 and RSV in Saskatchewan have decreased according to recent data from the Community Respiratory Illness Surveillance Program report.
    Feb 3
  • Top doctor says Ontario ‘must remain vigilant’ past flu peak, COVID variant advances
    Ontario's top doctor says even though COVID-19 and flu activity is declining, the province ``must remain vigilant'' as a more transmissible variant gains ground.
    Jan 26
  • Pfizer CEO says 2023 will be ‘transition year’ as it sees drop in COVID sales
    Pfizer Inc on Tuesday forecast a bigger-than-expected drop in sales of its COVID-19 vaccine and treatment for 2023, intensifying investor concerns over demand for the products.
    Jan 31
  • Ontario through worst of respiratory virus season, chief medical officer says
    Ontario is through the worst of the respiratory virus season, with the three major viral threats on the decline, though a more transmissible variant may lead to a spring wave.
    Jan 26
  • Alberta commits $1M to explore feasibility of new training hubs to address rural doctor shortage
    Advanced Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides and Health Minister Jason Copping announced plans Thursday to look at offering more training in different areas of the province.
    Jan 26
  • RSV not just a kids problem, doctors warn as infections surge in Canada
    As cases of RSV surge among children in Canada, doctors say an increasing number of older adults are also ending up in hospital with the contagious respiratory virus.
    Nov 23, 2022
  • What is RSV? Here’s what to know about the virus as cases surge in Canada
    Canada is reporting an increase in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity that is "above-expected levels for this time of year," according to the Health Canada website.
    Oct 27, 2022
  • Health Canada reviews RSV vaccine candidate as cases spike across country
    As doctors worry older adults will be the next wave to become seriously ill by respiratory syncytial virus, Health Canada is reviewing a vaccine to help protect the elderly.
    Nov 24, 2022
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  • RSV appears to be slowing in Ontario, health minister says
    Sylvia Jones says that while RSV seems to be slowing, the province is still heading into influenza season.
    Nov 25, 2022
  • RSV, flu surge beyond pre pandemic numbers in Nunavut amid health care staff crunch
    Before the pandemic, in 2018-19, there were 142 cases of RSV in Nunavut. That dropped to 58 cases in 2019-20 and just two in 2020-21.
    Dec 15, 2022
  • Calgary emergency physician warns worst is yet to come with RSV hospitalizations
    A Calgary emergency physician said he's never seen this much RSV affecting young children with such high oxygen requirements in so many of them.
    Nov 5, 2022
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  • Regina 1-year-old battling ‘rare case’ of RSV
    Matt Temple said they only ever leave the hospital to eat or sleep, and have been staying at the Ronald McDonald House.
    Dec 8, 2022
  • Canada could see resurgence of potentially deadly childhood respiratory virus this summer: report
    Respiratory syncytial virus is common, is quite contagious and infects most kids before their second birthday — that is, it did before the COVID-19 pandemic happened.
    Jul 26, 2021
  • Seniors advocacy group raises alarm over RSV outbreaks in Ontario long-term care
    RSV presents itself predominantly to children as a cold, but for older people - particularly those in long-term care - it can turn deadly.
    Dec 9, 2022
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  • Severe RSV season ahead for Alberta: researcher
    A potentially deadly flu-like virus is expected to hit Alberta particularly hard this season, according to one local researcher.
    Nov 1, 2017
  • Influenza cases down, RSV and COVID up in Interior Health
    The surges in COVID-19, Influenza, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) have health experts calling this a Tridemic, a triple threat that is putting strain on healthcare.
    Jan 6
  • Soaring RSV rates in parts of Quebec lead national cases, strain hospital staff
    Soaring cases of respiratory syncytial virus in Quebec have pushed the positivity rate to 15 per cent in Montreal and Quebec City.
    Oct 25, 2022
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  • Vaccinating pregnant women with new RSV vaccine helped protect newborns: Pfizer
    Pfizer's maternal vaccine is the same recipe it tested successfully in older adults and it plans to seek Food and Drug Administration approval for those vaccinations by year's end.
    Nov 1, 2022
  • Winnipeg’s children’s hospital sees worst RSV season in 3 years, but patient volumes improving
    Over the past three and a half months the children's hospital at Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg has seen 261 admissions for respiratory illnesses.
    Jan 19
  • How to get messaging right on masks, vaccines as ‘triple threat’ of viruses swirl
    Health officials looking to get buy-in among Canadians for measures like masking should use more positive and personal appeals - and should follow their own advice, experts say.
    Nov 20, 2022
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  • Alberta Health Services adds influenza, RSV to online assessment tool
    An updated online assessment tool can help Albertans determine whether they have COVID-19, RSV or influenza, and find out the best course of treatment.
    Dec 14, 2022
  • Visiting family for the holidays? How to stay safe amid rising COVID, flu and RSV cases 
    With a triple threat of viruses spreading this year, health experts are urging Canadians to take protective measures during the holiday season.
    Nov 26, 2022