McMaster HealthLabs Releases Interim Report on COVID-19 Study of Arriving International Travellers

McMaster Health Labs (MHL) has released its Canadian International COVID-19 Surveillance Border Study interim report, which was conducted with support from the Government of Canada and in partnership with Air Canada and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA). Interim results are based on more than 20,000 tests conducted on more than 8,600 study participants; 99% of studyContinue reading “McMaster HealthLabs Releases Interim Report on COVID-19 Study of Arriving International Travellers”

McMaster HealthLabs publie un rapport provisoire sur son étude sur le dépistage de la COVID-19 auprès des voyageurs en provenance de l’étranger

McMaster Health Labs (MHL) a publié un rapport provisoire sur son Étude internationale du Canada sur la surveillance des frontières pour lutter contre la COVID-19, qui a été menée avec l’appui du gouvernement du Canada en partenariat avec Air Canada et l’Autorité aéroportuaire du Grand Toronto (GTAA). Les résultats provisoires sont basés sur plus deContinue reading “McMaster HealthLabs publie un rapport provisoire sur son étude sur le dépistage de la COVID-19 auprès des voyageurs en provenance de l’étranger”

Government of Canada awards $2.5 million to McMaster University to support MHL’s COVID-19 Border Study.

McMaster University has been awarded $2.5 million from the Government of Canada to support the McMaster HealthLabs (MHL) Canadian International COVID-19 Surveillance Border Study at Toronto Pearson International Airport, being run in partnership with Air Canada and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA). News Release | News Release – Government of Canada Communiqué de presseContinue reading “Government of Canada awards $2.5 million to McMaster University to support MHL’s COVID-19 Border Study.”

McMaster HealthLabs to Conduct a Voluntary COVID-19 Study of Arriving International Travellers with Support from Air Canada

McMaster HealthLabs (MHL) and Air Canada have announced that MHL, with resources and support from Air Canada, will undertake a voluntary COVID-19 study of international travellers arriving at Toronto Pearson International Airport. The study’s core purpose is to gather information to explore the effectiveness of various quarantine periods for travellers. Learn More

Gold standard COVID-19 testing

MHL is built on the foundation of its scientific team, which has years of infectious disease academic research experience. This team is at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, having developed two high-quality COVID-19 tests that have been used more than 100,000 times at testing sites in Ontario. “We are focused on researching optimalContinue reading “Gold standard COVID-19 testing”

McMaster innovations in respiratory illness swabbing

McMaster HealthLabs benefits from the expertise of world-renowned scientists and researchers who have made significant contributions to advance testing for infectious disease. Dr. Marek Smieja, McMaster HealthLab’s Scientific Director, was part of the team that developed the Gold Standard swab for testing respiratory illness. The Flocked Swab – COPAN SwabGold Standard Test for COVID-19 andContinue reading “McMaster innovations in respiratory illness swabbing”