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Nova Scotia Health advises of potential COVID-19 exposure at 7 locations, flight – HalifaxToday.ca

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NEWS RELEASE
NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH PUBLIC HEALTH
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Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at 7 locations in the Central Zone as well as an Air Canada flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.

Anyone who worked at or visited the following locations on the specified dates and times should immediately visit covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have COVID-19 symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access or if you have other symptoms that concern you.

For the following locations, if you have symptoms of COVID-19 you are required to self-isolate while you wait for your test result. If you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 you do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your test result.

  • Head Shoppe Mic Mac Mall (21 Micmac Blvd, Dartmouth) on Feb. 17 between 9:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, March 3.
  • Lawton’s Drugs Westphal (90 Main St. Dartmouth) on Feb. 18 between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, March 4.
  • NSHA Blood Collection Clinic (5110 St. Margaret’s Bay Rd, Tantallon) on Feb. 18 between 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; and Feb. 22 between 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, March 8. (Testing recommended for anyone that visited the clinic on the above dates and times who have not already been contacted by Public Health).
  • Winners Mic Mac Mall (21 Micmac Blvd, Dartmouth) on Feb. 19 between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, March 5.
  • Chapters Mic Mac Mall (21 Micmac Blvd, Dartmouth) on Feb. 19 between 12:00 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, March 5.
  • Walmart Bedford Commons (141 Damascus Road, Bedford) on Feb. 23 between 11:15 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, March 9.
  • Dollarama Dartmouth Crossing (100 Gale Terrace, Dartmouth) on Feb. 24 between 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, March 10.

Anyone who was on the following flight in the specified rows and seats should visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have COVID-19 symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access or if you have other symptoms that concern you.

  • Air Canada flight 614 departing from Toronto on Feb. 24 (2:18 p.m.) and arriving in Halifax (5:05 p.m.). Passengers in rows 12-18, seats A, B, C and D are asked to immediately visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have COVID-19 symptoms. All other passengers on this flight should continue to self-isolate as required and monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, March 10.

Please remember:

Do not go directly to a COVID-19 assessment centre without being directed to do so. Please book an appointment online and do not go to a pop-up rapid testing location.

Currently, anyone who traveled outside Nova Scotia or PEI is expected to self-isolate alone for 14 days after arriving. If a person returning from non-essential travel outside Nova Scotia or PEI is unable to isolate alone, then everyone in the home where they are self-isolating will have to self-isolate as well.

When Nova Scotia Health Public Health makes a public notification it is not in any way a reflection on the behaviour or activities of those named in the notification.

All Nova Scotians are advised to continue monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms and are urged to follow Public Health guidelines on how to access care. Up to date information about COVID-19 is available at novascotia.ca/coronavirus

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Several brands of frozen mangoes recalled due to the possible Hepatitis A contamination – CTV News Montreal

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MONTREAL —
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced Friday that Montreal-based Nature’s Touch Frozen Food is recalling various brands of frozen mangoes because they may be contaminated with the hepatitis A virus.

The following products should not be consumed according to the CFIA:

  • Nature’s Touch Frozen Mangoes (2 kg)
  • Compliments Frozen Mangoes (600 g)
  • Irresistible Frozen Mangoes (600 g)
  • President’s Choice Frozen Mangoes (600 g)

All products have the words “best before November 2022” written on the package.

The products were sold in Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia and may have been sold in other provinces and territories.

Hepatitis A virus infection usually manifests itself as fever, general malaise, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and abdominal discomfort.

The infection can also cause jaundice.

Symptoms may appear up to 50 days after consumption.

The CFIA advises people who believe they have become ill after consuming a recalled product to contact a physician.

Recalled products should be discarded or returned to the store where they were purchased.

— this report by The Canadian Press was first published in French on July 30, 2021 

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Select frozen mango products recalled due to possible Hepatitis A contamination – CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says select frozen mango products distributed in Ontario and several other provinces are being recalled due to possible Hepatitis A contamination.

Consumers are being warned not to eat various Nature’s Touch Frozen Food frozen mangoes, which were distributed in Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Possibly National, Quebec, Saskatchewan.

CFIA says there have been some reported illnesses associated with consumption of the products.

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Frozen mangoes recalled over Hepatitis A risk – CBC.ca

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Four types of frozen mangoes are being recalled due to the risk of possible Hepatitis A contamination, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

The products being recalled include:

  • Frozen mangoes from Nature’s Touch
  • Mango Mania from Compliments
  • Mango chunks from Irresistibles
  • Mango chunks from President’s Choice

The affected products are all sold by Nature’s Touch Frozen Food Inc. with expiration dates of November and December 2022.

The impacted product has likely been distributed nationally, but has been sold in Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan.

CFIA says the recall was sparked by a “foodborne illness outbreak” and that further recalls may be initiated.

Anyone who ate the products and is feeling ill is advised to call their doctor.

More information is available through the CFIA’s website.

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