About CCDR


The Canada Communicable Disease Report (CCDR) is a bilingual, peer-reviewed journal on infectious diseases. It is published on the Government of Canada website by the Public Health Agency of Canada on the first Thursday of each month, with combined issues in March/April and July/August.

Aim, scope and rigour

The CCDR provides practical and authoritative information on infectious diseases to clinicians and public health professionals as well as researchers, policy-makers, teachers, students and others who are interested in infectious diseases. CCDR publishes surveillance reports, outbreak reports, original research, rapid communications, advisory committee statements and more.

The journal ensures scientific rigour through a double-blind review process, participation of Guest and Associate Scientific Editors and an international expert advisory Editorial Board.

Open access

The Canada Communicable Disease Report is open access for readers and authors. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of all articles at no cost. Authors do not pay Article Processing Charges (APCs) or Submission Charges to publish with CCDR.

Articles are indexed in PubMed and PubMed Central and all past issues can be accessed in the Goverment of Canada Publications.


The CCDR is funded solely by the Government of Canada. The journal has been in continuous publication since 1975. It was initially funded and published by Health Canada. Since 2004, CCDR has been funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada.


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Editorial Team

  • Michel Deilgat, MD, MPA, M.Ed., CCPE
  • Alejandra Dubois, BSND, MSc, PhD
    Executive Editor
  • Rukshanda Ahmad, MBBS, MHA
    Julie Thériault, RN, BscN, MSc(PH)
    Peter Uhthoff, BASc, MSc, MD
    Associate Scientific Editors
  • Laura Rojas Higuera, (H) BA Psy (c)
    Managing Editor
  • Katy Keeler, BA (Hon.)
    Production Editor
  • Pascale Plante-Defoy, BA (Trad.)
    French Editor
  • Albina Peled, BSc
    Web Content Manager
  • Caroline Ethier
    Anton Holland
    Laura Stewart-Davis, PhD

    Copy Editors
  • Jocelyn Lee, HBSc, MPH
    Editorial Assistant
  • Maya Bugorski, BA, BSocSc
    Communications Advisor
  • Sarah Funnell, BSc, MD, MPH, CCFP, FRCPC
    First Nations & Indigenous Advisor
  • Siham Hassan, BHSc (c)
    Daisy Liu, HBSc (c)

    Junior Editors

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