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September 27, 2008

Unbelievable how bad they are still

Filed under: News and politics — thenonconformer @ 9:37 pm
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Agency waited 5 days to issue meat recall

Globe and Mail – 6 hours ago
TORONTO — Health officials in Ontario ordered hospitals and nursing homes to stop serving Maple Leaf meats five days before the public was told about a deadly source of food poisoning that has so far claimed 19 lives and left another 30 people
Death toll rises to 19 from listeriosis linked to Ontario plant The Canadian Press
New listeriosis death confirmed in Quebec – Toronto Star – Edmonton Sun – The Kingston Whig-Standard
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 Health alert delay concerns officials
London Free Press – 8 hours ago
By JONATHAN SHER A sometimes-deadly strain of E. coli that’s afflicted dozens of people in Michigan and Illinois and two in Chatham-Kent has been linked to a brand of institutional-sized bags of lettuce that have also been distributed in London,
Ontario’s top doctor issues alert over two E. coli cases linked to The Canadian Press
E. coli warning too late, Windsor hospital chief says Globe and Mail – Windsor Star – National Post – The Canadian Press
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and what else do do they wrongfully hide from the public now too???????

Sudbury Star, Canada – 27 Sep 2008
Sudbury Regional Hospital’s relatively low rate of C. difficile infection in August is good news for the community, says the head of clinical programs.
319 cases in Ontario
London Free Press, Canada – 27 Sep 2008
By JONATHAN SHER, SUN MEDIA AND NEWS SERVICES Hospitals across Ontario reported 319 cases of the sometimes deadly Clostridium difficile infection last month
C. diff rates lower in summer
Hamilton Spectator, Canada – 27 Sep 2008
But Toronto infectious disease expert Dr. Michael Gardam cautions that cases tend to be low in the summer months. The rates will likely climb in the winter
Province releases C. difficile tracking system
Ottawa Citizen,  Canada – 27 Sep 2008
The Ontario government has released new data on how common the C. difficile “superbug” is in the province’s hospitals in an effort to get administrators to
Ontario C. difficile report excludes death toll, Canada – 26 Sep 2008
Ontarians who have lost loved ones to the C. difficile bacterium want deaths as well as infection numbers in hospitals to be reported publicly.
319 C-difficile cases in August
CKCO, Canada – 26 Sep 2008
A new report shows the infection rate for C-difficile cases in Ontario hospitals is lower than those in Quebec and the United Kingdom.
Ontario still trying to get ‘true picture’ of C. difficile problem, Canada – 26 Sep 2008
TORONTO – There were 319 patients in Ontario hospitals last month with Clostridium difficile, according to the first snapshot of infection rates made public
First report from Ont. hospitals on C. difficile shows rates lower
The Canadian Press, TORONTO – 26 Sep 2008
TORONTO — Hospitals across Ontario reported 319 cases of the sometimes deadly Clostridium difficile infection last month, but the first mandatory report of
HEALTH: New measures to improve patient safety
Inside Toronto, Canada – 26 Sep 2008
by LISA RAINFORD Health and Long-Term Care Minister David Caplan announced the province’s latest steps to improve patient safety in hospitals at Toronto
Managing C. difficile at The Scarborough Hospital
Canada NewsWire (press release), Canada – 26 Sep 2008
<< Rate at The Grace campus is zero, hospital working proactively to do the same at The General campus >> TORONTO, Sept. 26 /CNW/ – The Scarborough Hospital
Improving Patient Safety In Hospitals
Canada NewsWire (press release), Canada – 26 Sep 2008
McGuinty Government Invests In Infection Control Measures TORONTO, Sept. 26 /CNW/ – NEWS Ontario is boosting patient safety measures by creating infection
Ont.’s C. difficile rate compares to Que., UK, Canada – 26 Sep 2008
TORONTO — The first hospital-generated report on cases of C. difficile in Ontario shows the province’s rate of the deadly infectious disease “compares
Infection-control gaps at hospital highlight report
Toronto Star,  Canada – 26 Sep 2008
A confidential report on Ontario’s worst outbreak of C. difficile reveals major gaps in infection control at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital in Burlington
Ontario releases ‘snapshot’ of C.difficile cases on public website, Canada – 26 Sep 2008
By JONATHAN JENKINS, QUEEN’S PARK BUREAU Ontario’s hospitals will release the answer on C.difficile infections today but the raw numbers may leave the
Ontario hospitals to post C. difficile rates online, Canada – 25 Sep 2008
Ontario will begin public online posting Friday of hospital rates of infection with the potentially deadly bacterium Clostridium difficile, but critics are


20th listeria death confirmed in Ontario – 16 hours ago
The number of confirmed deaths linked to the listeriosis outbreak traced to a Maple Leaf Foods meat-packing plant in Toronto has risen to 20.
Listeriosis death toll reaches 20 with new death reported in Ontario The Canadian Press
20th death confirmed in tainted meat crisis
Xinhua – AFP – Timmins Daily Press
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C. difficile reporting mandatory
Pembroke Daily Observer – 6 hours ago
The bacteria C. difficile is being considered an emerging risk to public health, so much so the public reporting of outbreaks is now mandatory.
Four test positive for C.difficile at G&M Hospital Collingwood Wasaga Beach
Orangeville Citizen – Brighton Independent – Caledon Enterprise – Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin
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