CCDR: Volume 41S-1, February 20, 2015: Enterovirus D68 and influenza

In this supplement: Enterovirus D68 and influenza

Last fall, enterovirus D68– an emerging virus causing respiratory illness largely in children – was documented in Canada, the United States as well as parts of Europe and Asia. In this supplement, read about the first epidemiologic summary of hospitalized pediatric cases in Canada, and the review on non-polio enteroviruses. See the link to the report on the two cases of H7N9 in Canada, get a snapshot of what influenza is like in Canada this year and read the summaries of two studies on the effectiveness of the 2014/15 influenza vaccine.

Table of contents

Surveillance
Surveillance summary of hospitalized pediatric enterovirus D68 cases in Canada, September 2014
Edwin JJ, Reyes Domingo F, Booth TF, Mersereau T, Skowronski DM, Chambers C et al.

FluWatch summary: February 8−14, 2015 (Week 6)
Lee L, Saboui M, Mersereau T

Review
National surveillance for non-polio enteroviruses in Canada: Why is it important?
Booth TF, Grudeski E, McDermid A

Overview
Canadian vaccine research networks: Vaccine safety resources for Canada
McCarthy J, Halperin SA, Bettinger JA, Langley JM, Crowcroft NS, Deeks S et al.

ID News
EV-D68 and influenza vaccine effectiveness

Useful links
World Health Organization. Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – Canada. Disease Outbreak News. 1 February 2015.

Moghadas S, Laskowski M. A logical modelling framework for influenza infection (PDF document). National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases, 2014 Sep.

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