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Deadly superbug outbreak hits problem-plagued network of Ontario hospitals

July 4, 2011 Comments off

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cluster of Clostridium difficile bacteria on a surfaceA deadly outbreak of a highly contagious superbug has claimed the lives of 15 patients in Southern Ontario, raising questions about whether enough is being done to prevent and control the spread of hospital-acquired infections.

Niagara Health System, a sprawling network of seven hospitals serving 434,000 people in a dozen communities, has declared an outbreak of Clostridium difficile, commonly known as C. difficile, at three of its sites.

Ground holes prompt evacuations in QC

May 30, 2011 Comments off

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Experts are examining several ground holes that have appeared in Quebec City's Charlesbourg's district.Experts are examining several ground holes that have appeared in Quebec City’s Charlesbourg’s district. (Radio-Canada)

Engineers and geologists are examining dozens of deep holes that appeared in the ground in Quebec City’s north end this week, as residents are being urged to leave their homes for safer locations.

City officials served evacuation papers Wednesday to about 15 homes and one business in Quebec City’s Charlesbourg district, where nearly 40 holes have been reported.

The holes, ranging between five and eight metres wide, have appeared this week in various fields, and on one residential driveway.

Engineers are running three kinds of tests: Read more…