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Human Papillomavirus and Considerations for Prevention Post-COVID-19
This document reviews the evidence on Human Papillomavirus (HPV) immunization effectiveness in Canada and investigates what HPV vaccines are, why they are important for population health in Canada, and how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the future epidemiology of HPV in Canada.
Mod4PH Research Highlights Podcast: Being a math modelling researcher during the COVID-19 pandemic
NCCID’s new Mod4PH Research Highlights podcast showcases new and relevant mathematical modelling research for public health.
In this episode, we speak to Dr. Rachael Milwid about her experiences and considerations as a math modelling researcher during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The State of Tuberculosis Surveillance in Canada: Landscape and Ways Forward
This webinar considers the current state of tuberculosis (TB) surveillance in Canada and what a robust strategic plan supported by high-quality surveillance data could achieve for TB elimination.
PHAC Wastewater Surveillance Program for COVID-19
May 3, 2023 The virus that causes COVID-19 infection (SARS-CoV-2) can be detected in the stool of infected people over…
Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Canada: What public health needs to know
In this presentation, we will describe concerns related to global and national multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) epidemiology. We will also review key steps in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Important challenges faced by Canadian public health systems in responding to MDR TB and solutions to support people who are affected will also be discussed.
Tuberculosis (TB) Journey in Northern First Nations Communities
NEW* Social Determinants and the TB Journey video.
The TB Journey Map for Northern First Nations Communities is an educational resource for services providers in TB-affected First Nations communities. It visually depicts the key stages in a typical patient journey with emphasis on the different health-care related, social and First Nations determinants of health.
NCCID News + Alerts
NCCID News and Alerts are your way to stay connected with all NCCID has to offer – current, peer-reviewed expertise and evidence on infectious diseases public health in Canada.
COVID-19 Models from the Public Health Agency of Canada
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has shared information with Canadians from their COVID-19 modelling work. The results from the data indicate that it is critical and essential to physically distance, detect and isolate cases of COVID-19, identify and quarantine close contacts, and prevent international infection from entering the country.
Looking for the PHAC Modelling Group?
Emerging Diseases and Outbreaks
The aim of this project stream at NCCID is to provide the most recent information available on emerging infectious diseases (EIDs): an EID is an infectious disease that has appeared in a population for the first time, or that may have existed previously but is rapidly increasing in incidence or geographic range. Outbreaks are the occurrence of disease cases in excess of what would normally be expected for a community, geographical area or season.
Despite its low prevalence in Canada, tuberculosis (TB) remains a public health challenge in this country. Overall incidence rates of active TB remain stagnated, and the burden of disease continues to concentrate among certain populations that are disproportionately represented among the new cases.
Mathematical Modelling and Big Data
Mathematical modelling is a research method that can inform public health planning and infectious disease control. Through complex simulations of real-world possibilities, mathematical modelling provides a cost-effective and efficient method to assess optimal public health interventions.
HIV/STBBI Prevention and Control
NCCID’s HIV and sexually-transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI) projects aim to respond to the recognized need for more strategic, coordinated and integrated approaches in Canada through the translation and exchange of knowledge between researchers, policy-makers and practitioners.
Antimicrobial Use and Resistance
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) refers to changes in infectious organisms (viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites) so that they can no longer be controlled or treated effectively by standard drugs such as antibiotics, antivirals and antifungals. AMR is an increasingly serious threat to public health and NCCID works with partners across the country to provide evidence and resources on AMR surveillance and antimicrobial use (AMU).
Migration and Mobility
Population movements—from global migration to community displacement—contribute to the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases in Canada.
NCCID supports knowledge translation in fast-growing areas of refugee, evacuee, and migrant workers’ health to bring current evidence and information to public health practitioners and policymakers.
NCCID Disease Debriefs are designed to offer timely and up-to-date knowledge of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases for Canadian public health audiences. Disease Debriefs connect readers to clinical and public health guidance, evidence, and other sources of information.
Notifiable Diseases Database
Each Canadian province and territory has legal requirements for reporting certain infectious diseases. The reporting requirements are usually outlined in legislation, and the list of conditions that must be reported is usually outlined in regulations. The NDDB is a compilation of case definitions in all Canadian provinces and territories.
Influenza and Influenza-Like Illness
NCCID led a collaborative project responding to knowledge gaps for the prevention and control of influenza, where questions remain about surveillance methods, estimates of the burden of influenza, the effectiveness of vaccination and other prevention strategies, and equitable delivery of services.