Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is caused by a virus found in some rodents, primarily deer mice. A person may become infected with the virus through direct or indirect contact with the saliva, urine or droppings of an infected rodent. Infection may result in severe respiratory distress and hypotension. To date, no human cases of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome have been reported in Ontario.
PHO Grand Rounds: Measles and varicella maternal antibody waning in Ontario infants
In this presentation, we will outline the epidemiology of measles and varicella. We will also describe a study performed at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto to investigate immunity to measles and varicella in infants that are less than 12 months of age.