COVID-19 household transmission is high, with children being a significant source of spread: study
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 11:14 AM
OTTAWA, Canada – April 12, 2022 – A study released today indicates that SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) spreads extensively in households, with children being a significant source of that spread. Approximately 50% of household members were infected from the first-infected individual during the study period. Although kids were less likely to spread the virus compared to adults, children and adults were equally likely to become infected from the first-infected individual.
The antibody surveillance...
COVID-19 on the rise again in Eastern Ontario: What you can do
Posted on Thursday, April 07, 2022 02:46 PM
This is a joint message from Champlain region’s hospital Chiefs of Staff and Medical Officers of Health
OTTAWA – April 7, 2022 – The level of COVID-19 in the Champlain region is on the rise. The COVID-19 wastewater viral signal is increasing in the region and is at record levels in Ottawa. In addition, test per cent positivity across the region is high and increasing, according to regional public health units.
In response, every hospital Chief of Staff and every public health unit Medical...
Global recommendations released to reduce sedentary time at school
Posted on Tuesday, April 05, 2022 10:47 AM
OTTAWA, Canada , April 5, 2022 – An international report with recommendations designed to counteract school-related sedentary behaviour in children and youth, exacerbated by COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, has been released by the Sedentary Behaviour Research Network (SBRN), in partnership with the University of Prince Edward Island and the CHEO Research Institute.
The report, International School-Related Sedentary...
Study finds COVID vaccination during pregnancy doesn't increase complications around childbirth
Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2022 01:27 PM
OTTAWA, Canada – March 24, 2022 – Researchers have found that receiving a COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy does not lead to increases in the frequency of complications around the time of childbirth. The findings, which are published in JAMA, provide further assurances about the safety of mRNA vaccines for this particularly unique population.
Lead author Dr. Deshayne Fell led the study of nearly 100,000 pregnancies by analyzing data from BORN Ontario (Ontario’s provincial birth registry),...
Kids Come First Care Clinic and COVID-19 testing move to temporary new location at CHEO
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 05:00 PM
Ottawa, Ontario, March 24, 2022 — The Kids Come First Care Clinic for COVID-19 has moved from the Brewer Arena to a temporary new location on CHEO’s main campus at 401 Smyth Road, Ottawa. COVID-19 testing for eligible children and youth has also moved from the Brewer Arena to CHEO.
The Kids Come First Care Clinic is now available at CHEO for in-person assessment and care of children and youth with viral illnesses, which include a fever, cough or runny nose....