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January 1, 2016

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Each year around the globe the influenza virus causes a significant burden on health care systems and society in general. This annual summary provides statistics and analysis of influenza activity in Alberta for the given season and includes a provincial overview, influenza activity by health...


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April 29, 2017

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Provides weekly updates on the spread of influenza in Alberta during the 2016/2017 influenza season. Statistics tracked include: outbreaks by region, confirmed cases by week, hospitalizations, antiviral prescriptions, and number of cases of influenza-like illnesses. Also includes links to...


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April 28, 2016

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Provides weekly updates on the spread of influenza in Alberta during the 2015/2016 influenza season. Statistics tracked include: outbreaks by region, confirmed cases by week, hospitalizations, antiviral prescriptions, and number of cases of influenza-like illnesses. Also includes links to...


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April 23, 2015

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Provides weekly updates on the spread of influenza in Alberta during the 2014/2015 influenza season. Statistics tracked include: outbreaks by region, confirmed cases by week, hospitalizations, antiviral prescriptions, and number of cases of influenza-like illnesses. Also includes links to...


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May 1, 2014

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Provides weekly updates on the spread of influenza in Alberta during the 2013/2014 influenza season. Statistics tracked include: outbreaks by region, confirmed cases by week, hospitalizations, antiviral prescriptions, and number of cases of influenza-like illnesses. Also includes links to...


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May 9, 2013

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Provides weekly updates on the spread of influenza in Alberta during the 2012/2013 influenza season. Statistics tracked include: outbreaks by region, confirmed cases by week, hospitalizations, antiviral prescriptions, and number of cases of influenza-like illnesses. Also includes links to...


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July 27, 2012

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Provides weekly updates on the spread of influenza in Alberta during the 2011/2012 influenza season. Statistics tracked include: outbreaks by region, confirmed cases by week, hospitalizations, antiviral prescriptions, and number of cases of influenza-like illnesses. Also includes links to...


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July 10, 2009

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This report outlines the lessons learned from the response to H1N1 Influenza and contains recommendations for improvements to the response capability of Alberta Health and Wellness and the province as a whole. The report does not comment upon the merit of the public health system response itself,...


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May 13, 2015

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In 2009, the World Health Organization declared the first influenza pandemic in 41 years. The new strain was named influenza A(H1N1)pdm09. In 2010, the Minister of Alberta Health and Wellness (AHW) asked the Health Quality Council of Alberta to conduct a comprehensive review of the Alberta...


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August 10, 2009

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This document outlines a focused inspection protocol directed at ensuring that healthcare workers with the highest potential exposure to the 2009 H1N1 virus are adequately protected at the work site.


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December 15, 2010

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The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the impact on Alberta's health care system and its response to the Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus (pH1N1). With the first and second wave of pH1N1 complete, it is possible to do a quick assessment of the magnitude of the threat it represented to...


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December 1, 2010

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The influenza pandemic outbreak experienced in 2009 was recognized as an opportunity to review Alberta’s plans and preparedness and determine what could be improved in a future response to another pandemic or other public health emergency. The Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) was asked to...


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March 1, 2014

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Alberta’s Pandemic Influenza Plan (APIP) is a provincial strategic plan jointly developed by Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services (AHS), and the Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) to guide response and recovery, with an emphasis on how these organizations work together. Pandemic...


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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...