This project sought and recorded expert opinions, post pandemic H1N1, on how government and members of the swine industry can work together to prevent and detect a pandemic zoonotic influenza virus in Canada.
Public health practitioners need to understand burden of illness to help set priorities. This document explains the principles and methods of the 2012 Global Burden of Disease (GBD) international project.
School closures continue to be considered by public health as a way to manage the spread and severity of influenza. This project provides an up-to-date review and assessment of studies on the effectiveness of closing schools.
Mathematical modelling, simulations, and statistical analysis were used to make recommendations in this paper for the effective use of antiviral drugs for treatment and prophylaxis in remote and isolated communities
Closing schools seems like a logical approach to managing community outbreaks of influenza. In practice, however, the effectiveness of school closures for managing outbreaks or severe outcomes related to influenza is unclear. Research on school closures has sometimes lacked rigour, often led to contradictory findings, or been insufficient to answer some of the more important questions.
A review of terms commonly used in modelling studies of influenza infection spread and control. The objective is to understand the similarities and discrepancies between definitions of the same terms used in different studies.
This document provides details of a proposed logical framework for influenza infection, to enhance the utility and uptake of modelling for public health response.