ISSN 1481-8531 (On-line)
For readers interested in the PDF version, the document is available for download or viewing: CCDR: Volume 40-10, May 15, 2014 (PDF document - 1,228 KB - 22 pages)
Mosquitoes give more than bites: they transmit disease. This means that awareness and personal protection are more important than ever, both in Canada and when travelling. Read about five different mosquito-borne diseases in this issue: West Nile virus, malaria, chikungunya, dengue and Zika virus.
West Nile virus in Canada: ever-changing, but here to stay
Zheng H, Drebot MA and Coulthart MB
Summary of recommendations on malaria issues in special hosts by the Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel (CATMAT)
Boggild A, Brophy J, Charlebois P, Crockett M, Geduld J, Ghesquiere W, McDonald P, Plourde P, Teitelbaum P, Tepper M, Schofield S and McCarthy A
Chikungunya fever in Canada: fever and polyarthritis in a returned traveler
Preventing dengue through mobile phones: evidence from the field
Zika virus infection in French Polynesia: implications for blood transfusion
WHO statement on the international spread of wild poliovirus
West Nile virus - protect yourself!
Public Health Agency of Canada.
Dengue fever: global update.
Public Health Agency of Canada Travel Health Notice April 2014.
Zika virus infection in Chile, French Polynesia, New Caledonia and the Cook Islands.
Public Health Agency of Canada Travel Health Notice March 2014.
Canadian Public Health Association Annual Conference
May 26-29, 2014, Toronto, ON
Webinar May 27, 1:00-2:30 pm. EDT: Prevention and treatment of malaria: updated Canadian recommendations
Anne E. McCarthy, MD, MSc, FRCPC, DTM&H