The aim of the environmental scan was to determine the information needs of public health practitioners regarding emerging and re-emerging infections as well as preferred methods of eliciting information. Topics include sources of information used by practitioners, infectious diseases of concern and the role of NCCID. The 45 respondents included:
Communicable Disease Specialists/Physicians
Communicable Disease Nurse Managers
Public Health Laboratory Director
Environmental Health Officers
Chief Provincial Veterinary Officer
CDC Public Health Nurses
All Provinces and Territories were represented in the scan.