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COVID-19 is a new disease not previously identified in humans. Currently there is no vaccine or therapeutic product for COVID-19 that is authorized to treat or prevent the disease. The outbreak of COVID-19 has resulted in a global review of therapies that could be used to treat or prevent the infection. In an effort to facilitate earlier access to a vaccine, or therapeutic product for COVID-19, the Department will expedite the review of any COVID-19 related health product submissions and applications.

Last Updated: Apr. 7, 2020
Date Published: Apr. 3, 2020
Organization: Health Canada
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Keywords:  COVID-19 outbreak, pandemic, vaccine for COVID-19, health product submissions and applications
Federal

COVID-19 is a new disease. A vaccine or therapy to treat or prevent this disease has not yet been developed. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a global review of therapies that may be used to treat or prevent the disease. Canada is speeding up the importation and sale of medical devices used to diagnose, treat or prevent COVID-19.

Last Updated: Apr. 7, 2020
Date Published: Apr. 2, 2020
Organization: Health Canada
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Keywords:  COVID-19, COVID-19 pandemic, importation and sale of medical devices, diagnose, treat or prevent COVID-19, list of COVID-19 Diagnostic Device.
Federal

The World Health Organization (WHO) refers to symptoms lasting for weeks or months after a COVID-19 infection as post COVID-19 condition. Some studies have reported later symptoms in patients with a severe COVID-19 infection. For example, those who were hospitalized or needed intensive care during recovery. However, post COVID-19 condition may also occur for people with mild or asymptomatic infection who were asked to isolate at home during the infectious phase.

Last Updated: Nov. 5, 2021
Date Published: Aug. 20, 2021
Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada
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Keywords:  COVID-19, health, professionals, COVID, condition, WHO, symptoms, recovery, vaccination
Federal

The first version of the National laboratory testing indication guidance for COVID-19 document was developed at the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak. The original guidance document was finalized and approved by the Special Advisory Committee on April 16, 2020. Since then, significant developments in four areas have prompted the need to review and update the guidance. This document was updated in May 2020 to reflect these developments.

Last Updated: Jun. 4, 2020
Date Published: May 27, 2020
Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada
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Keywords:  COVID-19 pandemic, guidance for COVID-19, National laboratory testing, testing technologies, epidemiology changes.
Federal

Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic, outbreak, testing, diagnosis, contact tracing, testing devices, point-of-care, POC, antigen, antibodies, molecular, FDA, non-laboratory use

Last Updated: Jul. 27, 2021
Date Published: Jun. 2, 2021
Organization: Health Canada
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Keywords:  Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandémie, épidémie, test, diagnostic, recherche des contacts, dispositifs de test, point de service
Federal

People infected with COVID-19 can shed the virus through their stool, even if they don't have any symptoms. Testing a community's sewage (wastewater) can tell us if COVID-19 is increasing or decreasing in that community. Our scientists have developed a pan-Canadian wastewater network to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in Canada. This is in collaboration with provincial, territorial and municipal governments and academia across Canada.

Last Updated: Aug. 3, 2022
Date Published: Apr. 29, 2022
Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada
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Keywords:  Wastewater samples, wastewater, COVID-19
Federal

When people still show symptoms of COVID-19 for weeks or months after their initial recovery, it’s called post COVID-19 condition. It’s also known as long COVID. Post COVID-19 condition may occur in some people after infection.

Last Updated: Nov. 5, 2021
Date Published: Sep. 24, 2021
Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada
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Keywords:  Post, COVID-19, condition, health, professionals, symptoms, recovery, vaccination, vaccines
Federal

COVID-19 is an illness caused by a coronavirus. Human coronaviruses are common and are typically associated with mild illnesses, similar to the common cold.

Last Updated: Mar. 26, 2020
Date Published: Mar. 7, 2020
Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada
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Keywords:  Coronavirus, COVID-19, symptoms, fever, cough, prevention
Federal

Take steps to reduce the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Last Updated: May 12, 2020
Date Published: Apr. 9, 2020
Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada
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Keywords:  COVID-19, symptoms, fever, cough
Federal

Several different types of treatments for COVID-19 have been developed. Examples include drugs that reduce or stop the virus from multiplying in human cells and drugs that treat the symptoms of COVID-19.

Last Updated: Jun. 30, 2021
Date Published: Apr. 8, 2021
Organization: Health Canada
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Keywords:  COVID-19, coronavirus, market authorization, COVID-19 Treatments, treatments, drugs, reduce or stop the virus from multiplying, treat the symptoms of COVID-19
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