Invasive Pneumococcal Disease

Surveillance of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease (IPD)

Invasive Pneumococcal Disease (IPD) is a notifiable disease in all provinces and territories, with cases reported to provincial/territorial departments of health. As a nationally notifiable disease, IPD cases that meet the national case definition are reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada through national surveillance systems:

In addition, non-nominal epidemiologic and laboratory linked data is collected through the International Circumpolar Surveillance (ICS) of invasive bacterial diseases. Since 2000, the system collects real-time data from participating northern regions in Canada

Case Definitions for Diseases under national surveillance: Invasive pneumococcal disease:

For more information on IPD epidemiology, transmission, prevention and control, refer to information for Health Professionals.

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