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)
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.
Surveillance of the emerging enterovirus D68 in Canada: An evaluation
Reyes Domingo F, McMorris O, Mersereau T
What happened to enterovirus D68 infections in 2015?
Harris D, Desai S, Smieja M, Rutherford C, Mertz D, Pernica JM
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)
International Society for Infectious Diseases. ProMED - 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.
March 30-April 2, 2016. Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada - AMMI Annual Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia.