CCDR: Volume 40-14, August 14, 2014: Ebola, food-borne illness and more

Inside this issue: Ebola, food-borne illness and more

In this issue, we offer a ‘Rapid Communication’ on why the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been so challenging to control. Also, estimates suggest that each year about 1 in 8 Canadians (4 million people) get sick from the food they eat – find out how outbreaks of food-borne illness in Canada are managed once they have been clinically diagnosed and reported to public health. Finally, catch up with the most recent statements by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI).

Table of contents

Rapid communication
Why has the Ebola outbreak in West Africa been so challenging to control?
Semalulu T, Wong G, Kobinger G and Huston P

Commentary
Estimating the burden of food-borne illness in Canada
Thomas MK and Murray R on behalf of The Canadian Burden of Food-borne Illness Estimates Working Group

Guidance
Summary: Weight of evidence – Factors to consider when investigating a food-borne illness outbreak
Vik J, Hexemer A and Farber J

Summary: Canada’s Food-borne Illness Outbreak Response Protocol
Vik J and Hexemer A

What’s New
Recent statements from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI)

Statement on Seasonal Influenza Vaccine for 2014-2015

Literature review on serogroup B invasive meningococcal disease: epidemiology, multicomponent meningococcal B vaccine characteristics and other factors for consideration

Advice for the use of the multicomponent meningococcal serogroup B (4CMenB) vaccine

Update on pertussis vaccination in pregnancy

Statement on the booster for 4-6 year-olds for protection against pertussis

Update on the use of herpes zoster vaccine

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