1 case of monkeypox confirmed in Alberta

An "isolated case" of monkeypox has been confirmed in Alberta, the province's chief medical officer of health said Thursday.Dr. Deena Hinshaw posted on Twitter that the Alberta case had close contact with a known case outside the province.Hinshaw did not say...

New rapid test for syphilis can give patients immediate access to treatment, Alberta doctors say

Doctors are optimistic that a rapid syphilis test could help curb the spread of an ongoing outbreak of the sexually transmitted infection in the Prairies, due to a promising clinical trial in Alberta.Infectious disease specialist Dr. Ameeta Singh oversaw the...

Study tracks hospital readmission risk for COVID-19 patients in Alberta, Ontario

A new study offers a closer look at possible factors that may lead to some hospitalized COVID-19 patients being readmitted within a month of discharge.At roughly nine per cent, researchers say the readmission rate is similar to that seen for...

Alberta reporting two probable cases of mystery liver disease in patients under 16

Alberta's chief medical officer of health says there are two probable cases of severe acute hepatitis of unknown origin in children in the province.Dr. Deena Hinshaw says both children are under 16.She says one of the patients was treated, discharged...

What this mountain town can teach health officials about COVID-19 vaccinations for kids 5-11

Jasper is known for its snow-capped mountains, wildlife and abundance of family-friendly activities.But it also has something that is drawing the attention of public health officials: the town has the highest rate in Alberta of five- to 11-year-olds with at...

Alberta expands access to COVID-19 treatment, with new test criteria and more prescribers

The Alberta government has doubled down on its efforts to get the COVID-19 treatment Paxlovid to eligible Albertans, by loosening its testing criteria and expanding the number of health-care professionals who can prescribe it.The requirement for eligible Albertans to have...