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Lyme disease

Did you know that Lyme disease is transmitted by the bite of an Ixodes scapularis tick, also called the “deer tick” or “blacklegged tick” and that certain areas of Quebec (see below), are now considered an endemic areas for Lyme disease?
– Montérégie (Vaudreuil / Salaberry and surroundings, South shore)
– Outaouais
– Lanaudière
– Mauricie / Centre-du-Québec
– Laurentides
– Montréal
– Estrie

For more information on Lyme disease:
https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/lyme-disease
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/lyme-disease/prevention-lyme-disease.html
https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1805639/maladie-lyme-ouest-montreal-passe-zone-endemique

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

Did you know cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is common and usually asymptomatic in healthy children and adults, but can also cause severe disease in newborns and immunocompromised children or adults? Approximately 6-25% of infants infected at birth develop complications such as sensory nerve hearing loss, psychomotor mental retardation, or both later on in their lives.

For more information on CMV:
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/laboratory-biosafety-biosecurity/pathogen-safety-data-sheets-risk-assessment/cytomegalovirus.html

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Did you know Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection is the most common cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia among infants and young children? Annually, it is estimated to cause 3.4 million hospitalizations and 100,000 deaths globally.

For more information on RSV:
https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/unprecedented-surge-in-pediatric-admissions-for-respiratory-virus-continues-to-tax-quebec-hospitals-1.5648772
http://www.premaquebec.ca/en/services-en/prevention/


Interested in receiving more information?
Please contact or email us at: coordinators.vsc@muhc.mcgill.ca