CCDR: Volume 40-16, September 18, 2014: One health

Canada Communicable Disease Report CCDR

ISSN 1481-8531 (On-line)

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Inside this issue: One Health

The concept of One Health is based on the recognition that there are interconnections among human, animal and environmental health and there is increasingly a need to cross professional, disciplinary and institutional boundaries to address these. This issue highlights the fact that tropical diseases may only be an airplane ride away, that recreational waters can be affected by environmental factors that may be amenable to satellite surveillance and that severe weather (e.g. typhoons) can disrupt public health activities (e.g. immunization).

Surveillance and outbreak reports

Travel-acquired infections in Canada: CanTravNet 2011—2012
Boggild AK, Geduld J, Libman M, Ward BJ, McCarthy AE, Hajek J, Ghesquiere W, Vincelette J, Kuhn S, Freedman DO and Kain KC

New interventions

Summary: Assessing the public health risks of microbial contamination in recreational waters by satellite imagery
Turgeon P, Brazeau S, Kotchi SO, Pelcat Y and Michel P

Notes from the field

The impact of super typhoon Yolanda on the routine immunization program in the Philippines
Shane A

Useful links

The National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases: Debrief on Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68).

One Health, Public Health Agency of Canada

Ebola Clinical Care Guidelines: A Guide for Clinicians in Canada. Canadian Critical Care Society, Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Canada. (PDF document)

Visit for the latest information on seasonal influenza

Upcoming conferences

October 8-12, 2014: Infectious Disease Week, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Infectious Disease Society of America.

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