Étapes du lavage des mains et étapes de la désinfection des mains
In this section you'll find information to help you stay physically and mentally healthy while preventing chronic diseases.
Information in this section can help you answer the following questions:
L’hépatite A est une infection du foie causée par un virus. La maladie est généralement mineure chez les enfants, mais peut être plus grave chez les adultes.
Hepatitis A (Hep A) is an infection of the liver, caused by the hepatitis A virus.
Rubella, commonly known as German Measles, is an infection that affects the skin and lymph nodes.
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), is a type of bacterium that's resistant to several antibiotics. In the community MRSA can cause skin and other infections. In a healthcare setting, such as a hospital or nursing home, MRSA can cause severe bloodstream and surgical site infections.
Meningitis is a disease caused by the inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord known as the meninges. Meningitis may develop in response to a number of causes, usually bacteria or viruses, but can also be caused by physical injury, cancer, or certain drugs.
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. It's the same virus that causes chickenpox (varicella zoster). The virus does not leave your body after a chickenpox infection and becomes active again causing shingles.
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.
Diphtheria is an infection caused by a bacterium (germ) called Corynebacterium diphtheriae. These germs are not commonly found in Canada. Diphtheria is an infection prevented through immunization. Travellers and unimmunized persons are most at risk of getting sick.