Press Release (Respiratory Illness) 2013.01.17 - Revised

There have been reports of an increase in influenza circulation in North America towards the end of 2012 and extending into 2013. Historically this increase in influenza activity in the United States of America has come earlier than expected. The predominant virus isolated has been influenza A (H3N2) followed by influenza B and influenza A(H1N1).

Gastroenteritis ("Gastro")

The Ministry of Health has reported an increase in the number of cases of gastroenteritis and is cautioning the public to exercise greater care when consuming foods. Gastroenteritis is inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract (the pathway responsible for digestion that includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, and intestines). It may be caused by viral, bacterial or parasitic organisms that enter the body Gastroenteritis can be spread if persons fail to wash hands frequently and properly, use contaminated food or water, have contact with an infected person, or by using dirty utensils.

KNOW YOUR STATUS

It is always better to know your status, whether you have engaged in risky sexual behavior in the past or now considering entering a sexual relationship with a new partner. Many couples come in to get tested prior to marriage. It is no longer just a matter of trust, but a matter of self-respect and respect for your present and future partners.

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