January 2016


Listeria outbreak and salad recall

Listeria is an infection typically acquired from contaminated food. The recent recall of certain packaged salad products (see link below) highlights this. While there have only been 8 cases identified in the US, a recall and warning about the suspected products has been issued for the US and eastern Canada. 


Travel advisory for pregnant women regarding Zika virus

Zika virus is primarily transmitted through the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes. It can also be transmitted from a pregnant mother to her baby during pregnancy or around the time of birth.