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Dr. Camille Lemieux - University Health Network. Toronto, ON, CA

Dr. Camille Lemieux Dr. Camille Lemieux

Associate Director, Department of Infection Prevention and Control | University Health Network

Toronto, ON, CANADA

A recognized leader in infection control and patient safety



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Industry Expertise (4)

Health and Wellness

Health Care - Services

Health Care - Providers

Health Care - Facilities

Areas of Expertise (8)

Mandatory Flu Vaccinations

Flu Vaccines

Flu Prevention

Patient Safety


Hospital Acquired Infections

Change Management

Public Health Policy

Education (4)

University of Toronto: MPH, Public Health 2012

University of Ottawa: LLB, Law 2001

Queen's University: MD, Medicine 1993

University of Toronto: BPharm, Pharmacy 1984

Media Appearances (3)

The case against mandatory flu vaccination for health care workers

The Toronto Star  online


There has been a good deal of recent media attention regarding what some see as a medical and ethical imperative that health-care workers be vaccinated against influenza. This view stems from two conclusions: vaccinating health-care workers protects patients from influenza-related harm, and current strategies have not been successful in achieving high vaccination rates...

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We need a better flu vaccine before considering mandatory vaccination of health care workers

CMAJ  online


However, the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine is now being challenged, write Drs. Michael Gardam and Camille Lemieux from the Infection Prevention and Control Unit, University Health Network and the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. A number of recent evidence reviews and vaccine effectiveness studies have found that the influenza vaccine is only moderately effective — about 60% — in healthy adults; this number can be much lower during some flu seasons...

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Flu season has hsopital ERs scrambling across GTA

The Toronto Star  online


“The magnitude of this outbreak is not comparable to those, but the lessons learned have allowed us to be confident in our approach to infection control,” he said. University Health Network associate director of infection prevention and control Dr. Camille Lemieux said it’s been a decade since numbers have been so high in non-pandemic situations...

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Articles (5)

Molecular epidemiology of vancomycin-resistant enterococcal bacteraemia: results from the Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program, 1999–2009 Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy


Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) can be associated with serious bacteraemia. The focus of this study was to characterize the molecular epidemiology of VRE from bacteraemia cases that were isolated from 1999 to 2009 as part of Canadian ...

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Outbreak of multidrug‐resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa colonization and infection secondary to imperfect intensive care unit room design Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology


Pseudomonas aeruginosa has been increasingly recognized for its ability to cause significant hospital-associated outbreaks, particularly since the emergence of multidrug-resistant strains. Biofilm formation allows the pathogen to persist in ...

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Healthcare - Associated Infections as Patient Safety Indicators Healthcare Papers


Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a pressing and imminent patient safety concern as they cause substantial preventable morbidity and mortality. Despite this, there is a strong tendency for healthcare administrators and providers to view them as far ...

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Transmission of influenza A in human beings The Lancet


Planning for the next influenza pandemic is occurring at many levels throughout the world, spurred on by the recent spread of H5N1 avian influenza in Asia, Europe, and Africa. Central to these planning efforts in the health-care sector are strategies to minimise the ...

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Interindividual and intraindividual variability in acetylation: Characterization with caffeine Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics


The degree of interindividual and intraindividual variability in acetylator activity was investigated with caffeine used as a probe of enzyme activity. Acetylator phenotype and relative N-acetyltransferase activity were estimated in 46 subjects by measuring the ...

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