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.
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 Evidence Review summarizes and highlights the current state of knowledge and the key issues of swine influenza virus surveillance to inform public health policies, programs and practices.
A summary of the known facts and key issues concerning the prevention of primary influenza and the control measures in pig farms, for the purpose of shedding some light on policies, programs, and practices.
An introduction to the challenges of Lyme disease diagnosis, its clinical features, and the laboratory tests used to detect it.