30MAR 2015

Two cases of H7N9 bird flu diagnosed in Canada

The emergence of another strain of avian influenza termed H7N9, first discovered in March 2013, continues to afflict those exposed to infected poultry in China. Whilst being something of a misnomer (the infected birds don’t actually get ill), this ‘bird flu’ has now produced its first two cases outside of the Far East: two patients recently returned from China have been diagnosed in Canada.

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30MAR 2015

MERS - Continued need for research

Despite the incidence of the Middle East Respiratory Virus (MERS) dramatically reducing since April 2014, case reports of new infections are regularly being released by the World Health Organization. Whilst many of the patients come from the known high-risk groups, such as those with particular medical conditions, there are notable exceptions.

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23MAR 2015

Two cases of Botulism F in France

The first two cases of Botulism F have been described recently in France, where two members of the same family developed symptoms some time after sharing the same meal.

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02FEB 2015

Healix awarded 'Best Company' status

For the 7th consecutive year, Healix has achieved Star Status in the prestigious 'Best Companies To Work For' survey.

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12JAN 2015

Businesses in Crisis: Perspectives on Ebola Outbreaks - past, Present and Future

Finding your business in the midst of a crisis, such as the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, presents many problems which HR professionals are tasked with solving. Issues surrounding the protection of the worker not only have effects simply on organisational staffing, but on morale and culture, all ultimately influencing the bottom line.

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