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Community Acquired Infections Division

Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control

Public Health Agency of Canada

Table of Contents

Table of Figures

Table of Tables

Information to the readers of the Report on Sexually
Transmitted Infections in Canada: 2008

The Community Acquired Infections Division, Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control, Public Health Agency of Canada is pleased to provide you with the 2008 edition of the Report on Sexually Transmitted Infections in Canada. This document provides an overview of reported cases and trends in the three nationally reportable bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs): chlamydia, gonorrhea, and infectious syphilis by age, sex, and location for Canada. The surveillance data presented are drawn from reports sent to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) from provinces and territories.

This report consists of four sections. Sections one to three correspond to the three nationally reportable bacterial STIs. Each section summarizes major findings and trends in the respective infection, and the embedded tables and figures are updated from those in earlier publications of these data. New to the third section in this report is the inclusion of reported congenital syphilis rates across Canada. The fourth section features an international comparison of the reported STIs rates between Canada and the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Technical notes and explanatory details specific to provincial or territorial surveillance data are presented at the end of this report.

The publication of this report would not have been possible without the collaboration of all provinces and territories, whose ongoing contribution to national STIs surveillance is gratefully acknowledged.

This report and other national surveillance and research on STIs, hepatitis C and other blood-borne infections are also available at: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/sti-its-surv-epi/nat_surv-eng.php.

Any comments and suggestions that would improve the usefulness of future publications are appreciated and should be sent to the attention of the Community Acquired Infections Division at PHAC.Web.Mail@phac-aspc.gc.ca.

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Report on Sexually Transmitted Infections in Canada: 2008

is available on Internet at the following address: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca

Également disponible en français sous le titre : Rapport sur les infections transmissibles sexuellement au Canada : 2008

How to Reach Us

For more information, copies of this report or other related reports, please contact:

STIs and HCV Surveillance and Epidemiology Section
Community Acquired Infections Division

Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control
Public Health Agency of Canada
100 Eglantine Driveway, Health Canada Building #6
A.L. 0603B, Tunney’s Pasture
Ottawa, Ontario  K1A 0K9

Telephone: 613-946-3572
Fax: 613-946-3902
Email: PHAC.Web.Mail@phac-aspc.gc.ca

This publication can be made available in alternative formats upon request.

This report was prepared by the following individuals in the STI and HCV Surveillance and Epidemiology Section:

Gayatri Jayaraman, MPH, PhD
Manager

Stephanie Totten, MSc
Senior Epidemiologist (Acting)

Maureen Perrin, MSc (C), ITPM
Senior Epidemiologist

Lily Fang, MHSc
Epidemiologist

Olivia Remes, BA
Student

© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, 2010
ISSN 1923-2977  Report on Sexually Transmitted Infections in Canada

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