COVID-19 has spread across the world, and the associated morbidity and mortality, spawning extensive international research to inform both clinical and public health evidence-based actions to mitigate its effects. The Public Health Agency of Canada, as part of its mandate, is monitoring, preparing and responding to the COVID-19 outbreak to ensure minimal impacts to the…
Agent-based models (ABMs) can systematically simulate actions and interactions of independent “agents” that can represent people, places and/or objects within a predefined environment. These models aim to evaluate the success of public health interventions depending upon community structure and population dynamics.
This webinar will cover the approaches to infection prevention and control of mpox as well as the clinical evaluation and management of mpox infections in the United States.
This fact sheet summarizes some key opportunities and challenges of using disaggregated data to model infectious disease with an equity lens.
This fact sheet describes infectious disease modelling with an equity lens. It provides a definition, offers examples of disaggregation, and highlights the characteristics of infectious diseases transmission that can be influenced by population dynamics.
This webinar examines how mathematical models have improved our understanding of disease persistence in populations and explores how models of endemicity may be applied to evolving COVID-19.
This infographic overviews big data in Public health. It explains basic big data concepts, types of datasets and how public health uses this technology.
Simple mathematical modelling approaches to assessing the transmission risk of SARS-CoV-2 at gatherings This paper explores the factors that influence the risk of disease transmission at gatherings and the potential effects of mitigation strategies. This mathematical model is built on general principles and provides a simple and pragmatic application of these principles in order to…
Assessing the impact of varying levels of case detection and contact tracing on COVID-19 transmission in Canada during lifting of restrictive closures using a dynamic compartmental model This study (with plain-language summary) underlines the importance of a cautious approach to lifting restrictive closures in this second phase of the epidemic. This approach includes efforts by public…
Modelling scenarios of the epidemic of COVID-19 in Canada This paper (with plain-language summary) describes predictive modelling of COVID-19 in general, and efforts within the Public Health Agency of Canada to model the effects of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) on the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the Canadian population to support public health decisions. The article describes…
Immunization by vaccine is one of the most successful public health interventions for the prevention and control of both endemic infectious diseases and emerging pathogens.
Join us and Dr. Joanne Langley who will present an overview of current vaccine development for COVID-19.
Emerging infectious diseases can spread dramatically and lead to large-scale outbreaks, as seen in pandemics of influenza H1N1, MERS, SARS-CoV-1 and, most recently, SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).
Join us and Dr. Benjamin Cowling who will overview the natural history of COVID-19 and shares recent findings from his epidemiological research.