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Canada Communicable Disease Report CCDR

ISSN 1481-8531 (On-line)


CCDR: Volume 40-6, March 20, 2014

For readers interested in the PDF version, the document is available for download or viewing: CCDR: Volume 40-6, March 20, 2014 (PDF document - 1.08 MB - 22 pages)

Inside this issue: Tuberculosis

This issue about tuberculosis (TB) marks World TB Day, March 24, 2014. Find out the progress we have made in Canada, what challenges remain, how we are aligning with the Global Plan to Stop TB, and get briefed on the updated guidance now available for both public health and clinical care.

Editorial

Making progress to stop tuberculosis
Taylor G.

Surveillance

Tuberculosis in Canada: 1924-2012
Gallant V., Ogunnaike-Cooke S. and McGuire M.

Summaries

Summary of the Public Health Network's Guidance for Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Programs in Canada
Lord L. on behalf of the Public Health Network (PHN) Council

Highlights of the new 7th edition of the Canadian Tuberculosis Standards
Gale-Rowe M., Menzies D., Sutherland J. and Wong T. on behalf of the editors and authors

Recently published

Piccini P., Chiappini E., Tortoli E., de Martino M., Galli L. Clinical peculiarities of tuberculosisExternal Link. BioMed Central Infectious Diseases. 2014;14 Suppl 1:S4. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-14-S1-S4.

Venturini E., Turkova A., Chiappini E., Galli L., de Martino M., Thorne C. Tuberculosis and HIV co-infection in childrenExternal Link. BioMed Central Infectious Diseases. 2014;14 Suppl 1:S5. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-14-S1-S5.

Montagnani C., Chiappini E., Galli L., de Martino M. Vaccine against tuberculosis: what's new?External Link BioMed Central Infectious Diseases. 2014;14 Suppl 1:S2. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-14-S1-S2.

Upcoming conference

Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Canada (AMMI) Annual ConferenceExternal Link.
April 2-5, 2014. Victoria, BC

Useful links

Frequently Asked Questions about tuberculosis

Health Canada's Strategy Against Tuberculosis for First Nations On-ReserveExternal Link