The Week in Review: Aug 31 – Sep 7, 2018

Friday, Sep 7, 2018 News Recap: London Drugs Launches Potentially Life-Saving Hepatitis C Screening at Pharmacies in BC Lower Mainland. An innovative and potentially life-saving hepatitis C screening program has launched at five London Drugs locations in the Lower Mainland. Patients can now undertake a simple finger prick test at the pharmacy to check if they have been exposed to hepatitis C virus (HCV) at some point in the past. Hundreds of pati...

Hundreds of patients from Stittsville medical centre tested for hepatitis and HIV

More than 1,500 patients who received treatment at a Stittsville medical centre have been tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV by Ottawa Public Health after infection control lapses were discovered earlier this year. The testing revealed that a handful of the patients are currently infected or potentially infected with hepatitis B or C (some need further testing). But a spokeswoman for Ottawa Public Health said they are satisfied those cases are no

Officials warn customers of London, Ont., nail salon to get tested for HIV, hepatitis B, C

The Middlesex-London Health Unit issued an alert Wednesday warning clients of Cali Nails in the White Oaks Mall that they should talk to their doctors. Mary Lou Albanese, the manager of the health unit’s infectious disease control team, says a customer who contracted hepatitis B went to the salon for a manicure and pedicure. She says her agency is issuing the advisory for anyone who visited the salon between May 4, 2017, and Jan. 5, 2018. Albanese a

1,000 Covenant Health patients potentially exposed to hepatitis B and C

At least 1,000 Covenant Health patients may have been exposed to hepatitis B and C, the organization revealed on Wednesday. Possible exposure was during insulin training sessions in Edmonton between 2013 and 2016. Updated:  More than 1,300 Covenant Health patients being treated for diabetes may have been exposed to hepatitis B and C during insulin training sessions, the organization revealed on Wednesday. The health agency has mailed letters to a to