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|Invasive Pneumococcal Disease||
Invasive pneumococcal disease is a sudden and serious illness caused by a bacteria called streptococcus pneumonia.
|Invasive Meningococcal Disease||
Invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) is a serious infection caused by the bacteria, Neisseria meningitidis. Up to 10% of the population carry the bacteria at the back of their throat or nose without ever getting sick. In rare cases, IMD can cause an infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) and/or an infection of the bloodstream (septicemia).
|Information about Radon Testing||
Radon is produced when uranium found in soil, rock or water decays. Radon is found across Canada because it occurs naturally in soil. The gas naturally rises up from the soil and can get into any type of building where it builds up due to negative pressure and lack of air flow. Breathing in radon gas for extended periods of time can potentially be hazardous to you and your family.
Influenza (the flu) is a respiratory infection caused by the influenza virus. The flu season (when most people get sick with the flu) often begins in late fall.
|Infection Prevention: Tips to Avoid Getting Sick||
Follow these tips to help avoid getting sick!
Impetigo is a highly contagious skin infection caused by bacteria called group A streptococcal (strep) or Staphylococcus aureus (staph). The infection happens when the bacteria get into scrapes and insect bites.