Group A streptococcus (GAS) is responsible for a range of diseases in humans. These diseases include strep throat (acute pharyngitis) and skin and soft tissue infections such impetigo and cellulitis. These can also include rare cases of invasive (serious) illnesses such as necrotizing fasciitis (flesh eating disease) and toxic shock syndrome (TSS).
Wastewater has already been used to show early detection of COVID-19 in some Canadian jurisdictions prior to an increase of clinically diagnosed cases. As COVID-19 can be characterized by symptomatic and asymptomatic infection, it is important to identify the presence of undiagnosed cases to minimize the likelihood of outbreaks.
The journey from pregnancy to childbirth and beyond is a complex process that requires careful attention, informed decision-making, and collaborative efforts from healthcare and public health practitioners, policymakers, researchers, women and their families, and society as a whole.
This transformative period encompasses not only the physical aspects of pregnancy and childbirth, but also the mental and social dimensions that significantly influence the well-being of both women and their families. Recognizing and addressing these multifaceted elements is essential for fostering comprehensive support systems and supporting the holistic health of women and newborns.
In this episode, we spoke with Dr Jane Heffernan from York University about using mathematical modelling methods for understanding and controlling infectious diseases in individuals (or immunology) and in populations (or epidemiology), and discuss the differences between within-host and population-level modelling.
This webinar helps deepen attendees’ understanding of how to use responsible Artificial Intelligence, data science and mathematical solutions to improve public health surveillance and response to emerging and re-emerging infectious disease outbreaks.
This webinar will explore key barriers and recommendations to Prison Needle Exchange Program (PNEP) access and enrollment. PNEP was implemented in 2018 by the Correctional Service Canada (CSC) to provide people in prisons with access to sterile injection equipment.
This webinar will address two analyses of routine surveillance data designed to support parameterisation and construction of mechanistic mathematical models of AMR.
The story is a relatable patient journey through the eyes of a caregiver, with suggestions on what patients can do to self- advocate and partner with healthcare providers to slow the emergence and control the spread of AMR.
In this episode, we spoke with Dr Melanie Cousins from the Public Health Agency of Canada about some of her PhD work, which was recently published in an article titled “Is scientific evidence enough? Using expert opinion to fill gaps in data in antimicrobial resistance research”.
This webinar will explore evidence for treatment continuity for people who are incarcerated in British Columbia (BC) Provincial Correctional Centres.
This seminar will discuss the importance of health inequalities and how, by closely monitoring and documenting them, public health surveillance provides the foundation for informed decision-making and targeted interventions.
This webinar will provide an overview of the new Guidelines for the Economic Evaluation of Vaccination Programs in Canada produced by the National Advisory Committee on Immunizations (NACI).