Canada Communicable Disease Report (CCDR)


The Canada Communicable Disease Report is a bilingual, open-access, peer-reviewed journal on the prevention and control of emerging and persistent infectious diseases. Learn more about CCDR.

ISSN: 1481-8531

Latest issue: Volume 46 Issue 10, October 1, 2020: Laboratory Biosafety

Implementation science

Laboratory response checklist for infectious disease outbreaks—preparedness and response considerations for emerging threats
T EisBrenner, G Tipples, T Kuschak, M Gilmour

Advisory Committee Statement

Canadian Public Health Laboratory Network: Prioritized support for northern, remote and isolated communities in Canada
Respiratory Virus Infections Working Group

Summary of the NACI Supplemental Statement on Mammalian Cell Culture-Based Influenza Vaccines
A Sinilaite, I Gemmill, R Harrison on behalf of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI)


Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry-based identification of security-sensitive bacteria: Considerations for Canadian Bruker users
K Antonation, D Tracz, A Dreger, C Corbett

Paediatric Investigators Collaborative Network on Infections in Canada (PICNIC) study of the current landscape of invasive meningococcal disease in children
JL Robinson, S Fanella, A Lopez, C Frankel, J McDonald, M Alghounaim, R Slinger, J Bowes, S Khan, JL Comeau, K Leifso, J Gunawan, M Barton

Rapid communication

Descriptive epidemiology of deceased cases of COVID-19 reported during the initial wave of the epidemic in Canada, January 15 to July 9, 2020
Public Health Agency of Canada COVID-19 Surveillance and Epidemiology Team

Acute flaccid myelitis in Canada, 2018 to 2019
C Dickson, B Ho Mi Fane, SG Squires


Sentinel surveillance of Lyme disease risk in Canada, 2019: Results from the first year of the Canadian Lyme Sentinel Network (CaLSeN)
C Guillot, J Badcock, K Clow, J Cram, S Dergousoff, A Dibernardo, M Evason, E Fraser, E Galanis, S Gasmi, GJ German, DT Howse, C Jardine, E Jenkins, J Koffi, M Kulkarni, LR Lindsay, G Lumsden, R McKay, M Morshed, D Munn, M Nelder, J Nocera, M Ripoche, K Rochon, C Russell, A Slatculescu, B Talbot, K Thivierge, M Voordouw, C Bouchard, P Leighton

Case report

A case of tick-borne relapsing fever in pregnancy
JC Lam, OE Larios, MD Parkins, SD Vaughan


Infectious Syphilis in Canada, 2019

Syphilis in Women and Congenital Syphilis in Canada, 2019


Benchmarking public health pain management practices during school immunizations
LM Bucci, NE MacDonald, T Freedman, A Taddio

COVID brief

What increases and decreases the risk of COVID-19 outbreaks in the workplace

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Force Health Protection in the Canadian Armed Forces and COVID-19

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COVID-19, tables and figures, and mandatory childhood immunization

Artificial intelligence in public health – June 2020

Artificial intelligence in public health – June 2020

Artificial intelligence and COVID-19

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