Therapeutics for mpox

There are two anti-viral treatments used for smallpox that have been repurposed for mpox, tecovirimat and brincidofovir, of which only the former has been approved for clinical use in Canada.

Canadian Databases for Disease Vectors

Mathematical modelling is a method of research that allows for simulations of the real world in a virtual space. For Public Health, the results of modelling can be used to determine possible interventions and optimize desired outcomes for populations. At the 2016 5th biennial workshop of the  Pan-InfORM research group, public health practitioners and analysts…

Understanding COVID-19 Antigen Tests

This document provides a brief description of the Antigen Test. It provides basic information on how this test can be used in the diagnosis and surveillance of a pathogen such as the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the cause of COVID-19 Pandemic.

Changes in the incidence of seasonal influenza in response to COVID-19 social distancing measures: an observational study based on Canada’s national influenza surveillance system

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.

Measuring What Counts in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Equity Indicators for Public Health

Under the leadership of public health agencies, departments and units across the country, the 2020 responses to COVID-19 in Canada have seen an unprecedented mobilization of funds, human resources and materials. Responses have involved communities and multiple federal, provincial and territorial departments across the country.

A Call to Action: An Evidence Review on Pharmaceutical Disposal in the Context of Antimicrobial Resistance in Canada

Antibiotics are some of the most commonly prescribed pharmaceutical agents in the world, including in Canada. During manufacturing, antibiotics can seep or be discharged into the environment. However, a significant amount can also enter the environment through improper disposal practices (i.e., in sinks, toilets, and household garbage) and natural human excretion. Wastewater treatment systems are…

Psychosocial Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Results of a Broad Investigation in Québec

Context: This is a two-year project financed by the CIHR ($500,000) and carried out by an interdisciplinary team from the Université de Sherbrooke and other national and international partners. The Québec investigation is a supplement to this project, which is funded by the seven regional public health departments. Why: Like other types of catastrophes, the…