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March 11, 2017

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Weekly influenza surveillance report


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October 14, 2014

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This issue of Health Trends Alberta looks at the influenza hospitalization rate, per 100,000,by age group and influenza season.


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December 1, 2014

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Avian influenza (AI), sometimes called “avian flu” or “bird flu,” is a contagious viral disease that affects the respiratory, digestive and/or nervous systems of many bird species. Although multiple strains of avian influenza have been detected in wild waterfowl for many years, the birds may not...


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January 1, 2016

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The Framework is a resource to help planners and strategic policymakers from Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services (AHS) and Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) consider ethical implications of the choices they face. It provides a widely recognized, consistent set of principles to work...


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January 1, 2006

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Eighty-five wild birds found dead in Alberta during the summer 2006 were received as part of the provincial avian influenza surveillance programs. The dead bird program focused on waterfowl, shorebirds, and raptors found dead or reported as part of a mortality event in Alberta. In addition, a...


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January 28, 2014

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Influenza is an acute viral respiratory infection illness caused by the influenza virus. Immunization is an effective method to reduce the chance of illness. In the fall of 2010, Alberta introduced a population-based influenza immunization programme. In this issue, the immunization behaviour of...


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March 18, 2014

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In the fall of 2009, Alberta introduced a universal influenza immunization program for all Albertans aged 6 months and older. A mathematical model was developed to assist in public health planning and better understand the effects and interrelationships between immunizations, antiviral...


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April 8, 2014

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In the March 18, 2014 edition of Health Trends Alberta, a mathematical model was used to demonstrate rapid reductions in the number of hospitalizations expected with increasing influenza immunization coverage. This week, the model is used to demonstrate the benefits to the health care system that...


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June 2, 2015

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Compares influenza mortality rates back to the 1984-1985 influenza season and up to and including the 2014-2015 season.