New York Islanders games postponed amid COVID-19 outbreak

The New York Islanders’ next two upcoming games, and possibly more, have been postponed due to an outbreak of COVID-19, the NHL announced Saturday. The league said that “the team’s games will be postponed at least through Tuesday, November 30.” Eight players on the team are currently under the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. “You can say … Read more

Nunavut declares tuberculosis outbreak in Baffin Island community – National

Nunavut‘s chief public health officer has declared a tuberculosis outbreak in a Baffin Island community. Dr. Michael Patterson says there has recently been an increase in cases in Pangnirtung, where about 1,500 people live. Patterson says an outbreak is declared when health workers can no longer find links between active cases. Trending Stories He … Read more

Latest COVID-19 outbreak in South Korea linked to little-known church as cases surge – National

A little known sect led by a pastor who pokes eyes to heal is at the centre of a COVID-19 outbreak in South Korea, as the country reported a new daily record of 4,116 cases for Tuesday and battles a spike in serious cases straining hospitals. In a tiny rural church in a town … Read more

Failure to vaccinate poor countries fans fears of uncontrolled outbreak

As the Biden administration and other health advocates have scrutinized Moderna for not doing enough to help vaccinate low- and middle-income countries, the company has said the time constraints it was under to develop the vaccine in part curtailed its ability to help step up vaccinations across the world. “A year ago, we had the … Read more

China locks down university campus over new COVID outbreak

Beijing — China has confined nearly 1,500 university students to their dormitories and hotels following an outbreak of COVID-19 in the northeastern city of Dalian. The order was issued Sunday after several dozen cases were reported at Zhuanghe University City and hundreds of students were transferred to hotels for observation. Students were attending class remotely and … Read more

COVID-19: 3 more deaths in N.S., including 2 from outbreak at long-term care home

Nova Scotia is reporting 99 cases of COVID-19 and three deaths related to the virus over a three-day period. The province has also recorded 109 recoveries since its last update on Friday. The deaths involve a man and woman in their 80s, who were residents of East Cumberland Lodge long-term care home in Pugwash, … Read more

UK Covid cases rise by a fifth as Boris warns of winter outbreak

Britain’s daily Covid cases rose by nearly a fifth today as Boris Johnson used Europe’s soaring epidemic as a warning of what’s to come if Britons don’t get their booster vaccines.  The Department of Health reported another 40,375 infections across the UK over the past 24 hours, marking a rise of 19 per cent compared to last … Read more

Public health officials investigating cause of salmonella outbreak in Western Canada

The Public Health Agency of Canada says it is investigating an outbreak of salmonella in Western Canada after at least 46 people became ill from the bacteria. The agency says it is still trying to determine the cause of the outbreak in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and one case in Ontario linked … Read more

Family of 99-year-old concerned as COVID-19 outbreak grows at N.S. long-term care home

Families of residents at East Cumberland Lodge in Pugwash, N.S., say they’re worried and concerned as an outbreak of COVID-19 at the long-term care home grows. On Thursday, it was confirmed another resident at the home had tested positive for the virus, bringing the total number to 21 since Monday. The province previously said … Read more

Health officials warn of increased risk of measles outbreak after 22 million infants missed their vaccine last year

During the coronavirus pandemic last year, 22 million infants did not get their measles vaccine, according to data from the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As a result, the two health agencies are warning of an increased risk of a measles outbreak. Although the reported number of measles … Read more