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Preventing harm through emergency preparedness, surveillance, health impact assessments and risk management and communication.
Surveillance approaches for emerging zoonotic infectious diseases is less well developed than for traditional clearly-defined diseases. Zoonotic diseases with recent implications in Canada include: influenza, West Nile Virus (WNV), Lyme Disease (LD), Hantavirus Pulmonary Disease (HPS), and food-borne zoonoses, with influenza having the greatest human impact. Emerging zoonotic disease (EZD)...View Full Article
The purpose of this review is to synthesize available evidence for public health practitioners, making decisions in the event of emerging zoonosis, by finding public health surveillance initiatives for emerging zoonosis and seeing what criteria have been used to evaluate these systems. Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) can be broadly defined as having newly appeared in a population or rapidly...View Full Article
One of the threats to public health that a changing climate brings is the risk of emerging and resurgence of infectious disease outbreaks. To ensure that the public, health professionals and policy makers receive timely information, effective risk communication must be used. NCCED and NCCID jointly presented a webinar last year that provided different perspectives on communicating risk in an “...View Full Article