CCDR: Volume 40S-1, October 9, 2014: Foodborne illness and more

Inside this issue: Foodborne illness and more

CCDR will now be publishing monthly on the third Thursday of every month and will have an additional supplement on a theme issue most months. In this issue learn about a prompt multi-province response to an outbreak that occurred over the December holidays, and read about a new approach to determining when to initiate a provincial investigation of an enteric outbreak. See our latest links to guidelines, webinars, upcoming conferences, and summaries of recently published articles - such as three cases of botulism in Canada.

Table of contents

Surveillance and Outbreak Reports
Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 associated with lettuce served at fast food chains in the Maritimes and Ontario, Canada, Dec 2012
Tataryn J, Morton V, Cutler J, McDonald L, Whitfield Y, Billard B, Gad RR, Hexemer A

New interventions
Establishing criteria to initiate enteric outbreak investigations in British Columbia
Taylor M, Galanis E

ID news briefs
Short summaries of recently published infectious disease articles

Useful link
Travel Health notice: Chikungunya - global update

Upcoming webinars
October 28, 2014: Antimicrobial Resistant Gonococcal Infections in Canada

November 17, 2014: Launch of the Public Health Agency of Canada AMR Awareness Campaign

November 20, 2014: Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Canada - Surveillance Update

Upcoming conferences
November 13-15, 2014: Family Medicine Forum, Quebec City, Quebec. College of Family Physicians of Canada

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