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Canada Communicable Disease Report CCDR

ISSN 1481-8531 (On-line)

CCDR: Volume 40 S-1, October 9, 2014

For readers interested in the PDF version, the document is available for download or viewing: CCDR: Volume 40 S-1, October 9, 2014 (PDF document - 1.26 MB - 19 pages)

Inside this issue: Foodborne illness and more

CCDR will now be publishing monthly on the third Thursday of every month and will have an additional supplement on a theme issue most months. In this issue learn about a prompt multi-province response to an outbreak that occurred over the December holidays, and read about a new approach to determining when to initiate a provincial investigation of an enteric outbreak. See our latest links to guidelines, webinars, upcoming conferences, and summaries of recently published articles - such as three cases of botulism in Canada.

Surveillance and Outbreak Reports

Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 associated with lettuce served at fast food chains in the Maritimes and Ontario, Canada, Dec 2012
Tataryn J, Morton V, Cutler J, McDonald L, Whitfield Y, Billard B, Gad RR, Hexemer A

New interventions

Establishing criteria to initiate enteric outbreak investigations in British Columbia
Taylor M, Galanis E

ID news briefs

Short summaries of recently published infectious disease articles

Useful link

Travel Health notice: Chikungunya - global update

Upcoming webinars

October 28, 2014: Antimicrobial Resistant Gonococcal Infections in CanadaExternal Link

November 17, 2014: Launch of the Public Health Agency of Canada AMR Awareness CampaignExternal Link

November 20, 2014: Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Canada - Surveillance UpdateExternal Link

Upcoming conferences

November 13-15, 2014: Family Medicine Forum, Quebec City, Quebec. College of Family Physicians of CanadaExternal Link