Public Health Quick Links: Coronavirus (2019-n-CoV)

Public Health Quick Links: Coronavirus (2019-n-CoV)

As global attention to 2019-n-CoV intensifies, NCCID has developed this Quick Links resource for Canadian public health professionals. We provide links to key leaders and sources in infectious disease prevention, control and knowledge. The pages below are updated regularly and will thus remain relevant as new information emerges. Please forward this resource to others and post as needed.

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) 

PHAC- 2019 Novel Coronavirus Infection (Wuhan, China): Outbreak Update – updated information on the current situation, Canadian response, and risk to Canadians.

PHAC: Coronavirus – includes information on symptoms, treatment, prevention, risks, and travel health advice.

Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

CDC: 2019 Novel Coronavirus, Wuhan, China – information on situation summary, risk assessment and response, guidance for travellers, and information for healthcare professionals and laboratories.

CDC: Coronavirus

World Health Organization (WHO) 

WHO: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) – links to situation reports, travel guidance, technical guidance and news releases.

WHO: Coronavirus

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

ECDC: Novel Coronavirus in Wuhan, China – links to situation updates, geographical distribution, case counts.

ECDC: Coronavirus 

Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP)

News items – 2019 nCoV


How are we doing? Progress on Integrated AMR and AMU Surveillance in Canada: 2014-2019

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a recognized global public health threat. Integrated, One Health based surveillance of AMR and antimicrobial use (AMU) must underpin efforts to protect human, animal, and crop health.

In 2014, the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) published a report assessing AMR/AMU surveillance in Canada along with recommendations to address gaps in Canada, and a Council of Chief Veterinary Officers (CCVO) report addressed AMU in animals in 2016. The speakers will present an assessment of the progress made towards these recommendations and considerations. They will also describe a unique rubric they developed for this work, derived from a WHO based AMR situation analysis tool and published components of sustainable public health programs.


November 20, 2019
12:30 – 1:30pm (CST)

Dr. Lynora Saxinger, Dr. Simon Otto and Misha Miazga-Rodriguez

Objectives of the webinar:
Evaluate Canada’s progress on AMU/AMR surveillance relative to the 2014 NCCID report recommendations. Outline the assessment tool developed to conduct this evaluation. Highlight future directions for AMU/AMR surveillance in Canada based on current progress.