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Seasonal Influenza: 2019-2020 NACI and AMMI Canada Recommendations

Speakers will present the recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization’s (NACI) Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Statement 2019-2020, and the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (AMMI) Canada’s Guidance for Practitioners on the Use of Antiviral Drugs for Influenza.

Published: 2019

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Seasonal Influenza: 2018/19 NACI and AMMI Canada Recommendations

Summary of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization’s Seasonal Influenza Statement and the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada’s Treatment Recommendations for frontline healthcare practitioners and public health vaccine providers to help guide their practice.

Dr. Ian Gemmill presented on prevention of seasonal influenza, types of vaccines available and their effectiveness, new indications and available internet resources. Dr. Gerald Evans presented on the burden of seasonal influenza, the trends in recent years and the antiviral treatment recommendations.

Published: 2018

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A review of mid-season effectiveness of the 2013/14 seasonal influenza vaccines

According to Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), annual vaccination against influenza remains the best available strategy for reducing the risk of serious illness and death due to influenza. This systematic review summarizes epidemiologic evidence on the effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccines against A (H1N1) pdm09 infection in post-pandemic seasons.

Published: 2015

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Effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccines against influenza A (H1N1) infection in post-pandemic seasons: Highlights of a systematic review

A systematic review of the literature to summarize the epidemiologic evidence on the effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccines against A (H1N1) pdm09 infection in post-pandemic seasons.

Published: 2015

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Is School Closure an Effective Strategy to Control Influenza? Summary Version

Closing schools seems like a logical approach to managing community outbreaks of influenza. In practice, however, the effectiveness of school closures for managing outbreaks or severe outcomes related to influenza is unclear. Research on school closures has sometimes lacked rigour, often led to contradictory findings, or been insufficient to answer some of the more important questions.

Published: 2015

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Understanding the Measurement of Global Burden of Disease

Public health practitioners need to understand burden of illness to help set priorities. This document explains the principles and methods of the 2012 Global Burden of Disease (GBD) international project.

Published: 2015

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Project No. 147

Effectiveness of School Closure for the Control of Influenza: A Review of Recent Evidence

School closures continue to be considered by public health as a way to manage the spread and severity of influenza. This project provides an up-to-date review and assessment of studies on the effectiveness of closing schools.

Published: 2014

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Project No. 180

Optimal Treatment Strategies for Remote and Isolated Communities

Mathematical modelling, simulations, and statistical analysis were used to make recommendations in this paper for the effective use of antiviral drugs for treatment and prophylaxis in remote and isolated communities

Published: 2014

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Project No. 160

A Logical Modelling Framework for Influenza Infection

This document provides details of a proposed logical framework for influenza infection, to enhance the utility and uptake of modelling for public health response.

Published: 2014

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Project No. 196

Key Informant Interviews: Challenges and opportunities for the prevention, early detection, and mitigation of zoonotic influenza at the swine-human interface in Canada

This project sought and recorded expert opinions, post pandemic H1N1, on how government and members of the swine industry can work together to prevent and detect a pandemic zoonotic influenza virus in Canada.

Published: 2014

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Project No. 156

Review of Terms Used in Modelling Influenza Infection

A review of terms commonly used in modelling studies of influenza infection spread and control. The objective is to understand the similarities and discrepancies between definitions of the same terms used in different studies.

Published: 2014

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Project No. 195