Lyme disease is a prominent issue in the media these days and a matter of concern among public health practitioners in Canada. This episode, we look at Lyme’s risk of transmission and prevention strategies.
Recognizing the potential of big data as “an untapped resource of evidence that may be used to inform policy and decision making”, NCCID commissioned a background paper to initiate discussion among Canadian public health professionals. The primary objective was to examine the potential for big data to inform public health policy for infectious disease management in Canada.
REGISTRATION CLOSED A copy of this webinar is available upon request. Please contact NCCID Project Manager Margaret Haworth-Brockman to learn more, or get in touch with our Centre via our general inbox. Date: May 17, 2017 Description New information was presented on the potential contributions of big data for infectious diseases surveillance and the investigation of […]
Once again, Zika virus is the focus of this program. In this episode, we’ll explore two more questions: What healthcare providers should do to evaluate infants with positive or inconclusive Zika virus test results, and, should a mother who had Zika virus infection during pregnancy breastfeed her infant.
Knowledge of the various contexts in which antimicrobials are used, such as human health, animal health, and agriculture, is required to get a complete picture of what is causing this unprecedented acceleration of resistance and what can be done to reverse it.
Short review of the available literature and summary of trends to inform public health practitioners and planners of the anticipated effects of climate change on select mosquito-borne disease in humans.
This episode continues our focus on Zika virus. Here, our guest expert addresses the strength of the link between Zika infection and birth defects like microcephaly.
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APRIL 2016: apx. 9 min. | The second episode of our Infectious Questions podcast continues its focus on Zika virus with our guest expert addressing questions around the sexual transmission of Zika.
APRIL 2016: apx. 9 min. | Our first run of the Infectious Questions podcast focuses on an emerging infection very prominent in the media: Zika virus. In this episode, our guest advises public health practitioners on how they might respond to the question of whether someone who’s pregnant ought to cancel any planned travel to Zika-affected areas. The response includes a discussion as to what the risks are and people’s perceptions of the risk.