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ccdr canada communicable disease report

CCDR: Volume 42-1, January 7, 2016: Emerging infectious diseases

For readers interested in the PDF version, the document is available for download or viewing: CCDR: Volume 42-1, January 7, 2016: Emerging infectious diseases (PDF document - 1.55 MB - 24 pages)

Inside this issue: Emerging infectious diseases

One of the qualities of emerging infectious diseases is that they come - and go! Read about how a rapid surveillance system was set up to track the enterovirus D68 that led to the hospitalization of children across Canada in the fall of 2014 and yet the Hamilton Regional Virology Laboratory looked for and did not find a single case of EV-D68 in 2015. Did this happen elsewhere? That remains to be documented. See our ID News section for the most recent statistics on West Nile virus in Canada and read a recent statement summary by the Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel (CATMAT) that reminds us to be on the lookout for rare but serious infections such as strongyloidiasis.

Implementation science

Surveillance of the emerging enterovirus D68 in Canada: An evaluation
Reyes Domingo F, McMorris O, Mersereau T

Rapid communication

What happened to enterovirus D68 infections in 2015?
Harris D, Desai S, Smieja M, Rutherford C, Mertz D, Pernica JM

Advisory Committee Statement

CATMAT Statement on disseminated strongyloidiasis: Prevention, assessment and management guidelines
Boggild AK, Libman M, Greenaway C, McCarthy AE, on behalf of the Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel (CATMAT)

Editorial policy

Information for authors

ID News

Human cases of West Nile virus in Canada, 2015

Useful link

International Society for Infectious Diseases. ProMEDExternal Link - The Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases - is an Internet-based reporting system dedicated to rapid global dissemination of information on outbreaks of infectious diseases and acute exposures to toxins that affect human health.

Upcoming conference

March 30-April 2, 2016. Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada - AMMI Annual ConferenceExternal Link. Vancouver, British Columbia.