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|Maladie du charbon (anthrax)||
La maladie du charbon, ou anthrax en anglais, est une maladie infectieuse causée par la bactérie Bacillus anthracis. Cette bactérie, qui se retrouve surtout chez les animaux, peut produire de minuscules spores invisibles (microorganismes) pouvant survivre longtemps dans le sol. La maladie du charbon est rare, mais elle peut infecter les humains s’ils ont des contacts avec des animaux infectés ou des produits d’animaux contaminés.
Garder la vaccination de votre enfant à jour permet de le protéger contre bien des types de la maladie méningococcique.
|Mandatory Blood Testing Act||
The Mandatory Blood Testing Act reduces the time it takes to get results of certain blood tests.
|Manicure and Pedicure Safety||
Manicures and pedicures are an enjoyable service for many people and can leave hands and feet feeling and looking great. However, these services can lead to bacterial, fungal, and viral infections if proper cleaning and disinfection procedures are not followed.
Measles is a virus that’s very contagious. Most people recover from infection, but measles can have serious complications and lead to long-term health problems.
Meningitis is a disease caused by the inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord known as the meninges. Meningitis may develop in response to a number of causes, usually bacteria or viruses, but can also be caused by physical injury, cancer, or certain drugs.
|Mental Health Promotion||
Mental health is the capacity to feel, think and act in ways that enhance our ability to enjoy life, realize our own potential, deal with challenges, and contribute to society (Mental Health Commission of Canada).
|Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)||
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), is a type of bacterium that's resistant to several antibiotics. In the community MRSA can cause skin and other infections. In a healthcare setting, such as a hospital or nursing home, MRSA can cause severe bloodstream and surgical site infections.
Monkeypox is a viral disease. The virus enters the body through broken skin, the respiratory tract, or the mucous membranes (e.g., eyes, nose, or mouth).
Mould is a common name for any fungus that grows on food or damp materials. It can be black, white or almost any colour. In some cases, you may be able to smell the mould but not see it.
Mumps is a viral illness that can spread from one person to another. Most people recover from the infection, but mumps can have serious complications and lead to long-term health problems. Since the widespread use of the mumps vaccine, mumps infection is rare.