Infectious Questions: What health professionals should know about COVID-19 (2019-nCoV)

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…

Updates on COVID-19 Variants of Concern

SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, is a virus from the Coronavirus family. Coronaviruses are named after the Latin word, “corona”, meaning “crown” because they express spike proteins on their surface which resembles the ‘thrones of a crown’. The spike protein is comprised of three domains: a short cytoplasmic tail, a transmembrane domain, and an ectodomain. The…

Francisella tularensis (Tularemia Disease)

NCCID Disease Debriefs provide Canadian public health practitioners and clinicians with up-to-date reviews of essential information on prominent infectious diseases for Canadian public health practice. While not a formal literature review, information is gathered from key sources including the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), the USA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World…

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

NCCID Disease Debriefs provide Canadian public health practitioners and clinicians with up-to-date reviews of essential information on prominent infectious diseases for Canadian public health practice. While not a formal literature review, information is gathered from key sources including the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), the USA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World…

Hantavirus

This debrief will focus on HPS/HCPS as this is most common disease in North America NCCID Disease Debriefs provide Canadian public health practitioners and clinicians with up-to-date reviews of essential information on prominent infectious diseases for Canadian public health practice. While not a formal literature review, information is gathered from key sources including the Public…

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.

PHAC Gathering Risks Model: On-line Calculator

Canada Communicable Disease Report (CCDR) Publication Summary CCDR Article – Modelling approach to assessing risk of transmission 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…