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Big Data for Infectious Diseases Surveillance and the Potential Contribution to the Investigation of Foodborne Disease in Canada

Recognizing the potential of big data as “an untapped resource of evidence that may be used to inform policy and decision making”, NCCID commissioned a background paper to initiate discussion among Canadian public health professionals. The primary objective was to examine the potential for big data to inform public health policy for infectious disease management in Canada.

Published: 2017

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Project No. 332

IQ1: Zika Virus and pregnant travellers

APRIL 2016: apx. 9 min. | Our first run of the Infectious Questions podcast focuses on an emerging infection very prominent in the media: Zika virus. In this episode, our guest advises public health practitioners on how they might respond to the question of whether someone who’s pregnant ought to cancel any planned travel to Zika-affected areas. The response includes a discussion as to what the risks are and people’s perceptions of the risk.

Published: 2016

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IQ2: Sexual transmission of Zika Virus

APRIL 2016: apx. 9 min. | The second episode of our Infectious Questions podcast continues its focus on Zika virus with our guest expert addressing questions around the sexual transmission of Zika.

Published: 2016

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IQ3: Birth defects and the Zika Virus

This episode continues our focus on Zika virus. Here, our guest expert addresses the strength of the link between Zika infection and birth defects like microcephaly.

APRIL 2016 | apx. 9 min.

Published: 2016

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A Short Review of Literature on the Effects of Climate Change on Mosquito-Borne Illnesses in Canada

Short review of the available literature and summary of trends to inform public health practitioners and planners of the anticipated effects of climate change on select mosquito-borne disease in humans.

Published: 2016

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Project No. 278

The Role of Human Health and Animal Health in Antimicrobial Resistance

Knowledge of the various contexts in which antimicrobials are used, such as human health, animal health, and agriculture, is required to get a complete picture of what is causing this unprecedented acceleration of resistance and what can be done to reverse it.

Published: 2016

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Project No. 269

IQ5: Should mothers infected with Zika during pregnancy breastfeed?

Once again, Zika virus is the focus of this program. In this episode, we’ll explore two more questions: What healthcare providers should do to evaluate infants with positive or inconclusive Zika virus test results, and, should a mother who had Zika virus infection during pregnancy breastfeed her infant.

Published: 2016

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Lyme Disease in Canada: An Update on the Epidemiology

A review of the current epidemiology of Lyme disease in Canada and a discussion of how it is spreading.

Published: 2014

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Project No. 128

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

Lyme Disease in Canada: An Update on Case Definitions and Treatments

An introduction to the challenges of Lyme disease diagnosis, its clinical features, and the laboratory tests used to detect it.

Published: 2014

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Project No. 175

Swine Surveillance for Public Health Planning

This Evidence Review summarizes and highlights the current state of knowledge and the key issues of swine influenza virus surveillance to inform public health policies, programs and practices.

Published: 2013

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Project No. 134