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Article published on Apr 29, 2003

SARS: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Epidemic

Our daughter just delivered a baby girl, our first granddaughter. They live in Toronto. I want to go and see our granddaughter, but my husband is very nervous about the SARS epidemic in Toronto. We want to know whether it is safe to go and visit now, or delay our trip until it is over.... Read More

Article published on Apr 30, 2002

New Pneumococcal Conjugated Vaccine Is Available

Our son is 15 months old. Since starting daycare at 9 months of age, he has been getting one ear infection after another. Sometimes it takes two to three courses of antibiotics before he would improve, and then within a couple of weeks, he would be sick again. We are concerned about the amount of... Read More

Article published on May 19, 1999

Eye Infection In Newborn Can Be Due To Chlamydial Infection

Our two-month-old son has an eye infection since birth. There is always some pus in his eyes, especially when he wakes up in the morning or after a nap. At the beginning, our doctor gave him an eye ointment. It helped a little, but as soon as we stopped the ointment, the infection came back.... Read More

Article published on Oct 7, 1998

Overuse Of Antibiotics Can Cause Resistance And Superbugs

I am an infection control nurse at our hospital. I have seen a lot of patients come to our hospital with infections caused by germs that are resistant to many antibiotics. Can you please let the public know about the danger of overuse of antibiotics? Read More