Building on the first CARSS report released in March 2015, the 2016 report presents a more detailed analysis of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial use (AMU) in humans and animals in Canada based on surveillance data up to 2014. This year’s report presents an executive summary of key data, followed by detailed information and analysis on AMR and AMU in humans and animals. The 2016 CARSS report also includes the important work of the Pan-Canadian Public Health Network Task Group on Surveillance.
NEW | A Short Review of Literature on the Effects of Climate Change on Mosquito-Borne Illnesses in Canada
Consequences of climate change include a change in the distribution, habitat and geographic range of mosquito vectors known to transmit disease, potentially putting Canadians at risk. This short review of the available literature informs public health practitioners and planners of the anticipated effects of climate change on select mosquito-borne disease in humans.
BACKGROUNDER on common concepts and measures of disease burden used in population and public health. It also reflects on emerging interpretations of disease burden and suggests questions that might be asked of those writing and speaking about burden of disease.
• Framing Burden: Towards a new framework for measuring burden of disease in Canada
This collaborative calendar lists upcoming events from across the National Collaborating Centres.
Glossary of Terms for Infectious Disease Modelling: A Proposal for Consistent Language
A glossary of terms with their definitions that can be used to conceptualize and parameterize models consistent with those applied in public health, epidemiology, and clinical settings related to infectious diseases.