The virus that causes COVID-19 infection (SARS-CoV-2) can be detected in the stool of infected people over a significant portion of their illness. This provides an opportunity to test and monitor wastewater (sewage) for the presence of COVID-19 in communities and institutional settings (e.g. long-term care facilities) without the need for individual testing. Wastewater surveillance…
This infographic explains how people can get Blastomycosis, its symptoms and treatments.
NCCID’s Susie Taylor speaks with Dr. Lloyd Douglas, a Sioux Lookout First Nation Health Authority physician. Dr. Douglas discusses the recent outbreaks of blastomycosis in Northwest Ontario and outlines how health practitioners and the general public can respond.
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.
As of January 21, 2022 there have been 5 SARS-CoV-2 Variants of concern (VOC) that have emerged and undergone transmission around the world. A variant becomes a concern when it exhibits features of increased infectivity and/or transmissibility.
The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is caused by SARS-COV-2 coronavirus, a virus strain never previously identified in humans. The genetic sequence indicates that it is a betacoronavirus, closely linked to the SARS virus. The government of Canada has issued COVID-19 pandemic guidance for the health sector for federal, provincial and territorial health authorities.
This webinar informs health care providers on COVID-19 in children and authorized COVID-19 vaccine for pediatric use in Canada.
This moderated webinar discusses the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommendations on seasonal influenza vaccine use for the 2021-2022 season during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To support public health knowledge translation during the current outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus, NCCID is releasing a Q+A podcast series for public health professionals and health care practitioners in Canada. Listener submissions and feedback will drive podcast topics. Please contact NCCID Communications Coordinator Chris Davis to submit questions on 2019-nCoV and COVID-19 for future episodes. Listen below or…
The Public Health Agency of Canada provides webinars for Health Care Providers (HCPs) on COVID-19 vaccines. Webinars are available, and continue to be developed, on different topics that target experienced vaccine providers, new and returning vaccine providers and public health decision makers. The webinars are live, include a moderated Q&A and are available in English and…
This webinar addresses a range of approaches primary care physicians can take in conversations with patients to reduce vaccine hesitancy and improve uptake.
An ecological study using data from Canada’s national influenza surveillance system to investigate whether social distancing measures to control COVID-19 reduced the incident cases of seasonal influenza.