CCDR: Volume 40-10, May 15, 2014: Mosquito-borne infections

Inside this issue: Mosquito‑borne infections

Mosquitoes give more than bites: they transmit disease. This means that awareness and personal protection are more important than ever, both in Canada and when travelling. Read about five different mosquito-borne diseases in this issue: West Nile virus, malaria, chikungunya, dengue and Zika virus.

Table of contents

Commentary
West Nile virus in Canada: ever-changing, but here to stay
Zheng H, Drebot MA and Coulthart MB

Advisory committee recommendations
Summary of recommendations on malaria issues in special hosts by the Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel (CATMAT)
Boggild A, Brophy J, Charlebois P, Crockett M, Geduld J, Ghesquiere W, McDonald P, Plourde P, Teitelbaum P, Tepper M, Schofield S and McCarthy A

Infectious disease news briefs
Recent publications

  • Chikungunya fever in Canada: fever and polyarthritis in a returned traveler
  • Preventing dengue through mobile phones: evidence from the field
  • Zika virus infection in French Polynesia: implications for blood transfusion
  • WHO statement on the international spread of wild poliovirus

Useful links
West Nile virus - protect yourself!
Public Health Agency of Canada.

Dengue fever: global update.
Public Health Agency of Canada Travel Health Notice April 2014.

Zika virus infection in Chile, French Polynesia, New Caledonia and the Cook Islands.
Public Health Agency of Canada Travel Health Notice March 2014.

Upcoming events
Canadian Public Health Association Annual Conference
May 26-29, 2014, Toronto, ON

Webinar May 27, 1:00-2:30 pm. EDT: Prevention and treatment of malaria: updated Canadian recommendations
Anne E. McCarthy, MD, MSc, FRCPC, DTM&H

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