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October 31, 2013

The National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases is one of six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. The six centres form a network across Canada, each hosted by a different institution and focusing on a different topic in public health. NCCID is hosted by the International Centre for Infectious Diseases (ICID), located in Winnipeg.

October brings us the second Evidence Review in the Partner Notification (PN) series, “Outcomes Related to STI Partner Notification,” written by PhD candidate Darlene Taylor from the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control. The paper discusses the effects of partner notification strategies on index patient re-infection rates, changes in the behaviour of index patients or partners, incidence of sexuall transmitted infections and blood borne infections in Canada.
NCCID Project Manager, Rick Harp, will attend the Prairies HIV Conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, November 4 to 5, 2013. You will find Rick in the exhibitor area, where he will be displaying NCCID’s knowledge products and will be available for any questions you may have about NCCID’s projects.

Happy Halloween!  and read more about NCCID projects at

Infectious Diseases in the News To read more infectious diseases news, visit

Flu shot linked to lower heart attack, stroke risk
Harvard Health Publications, October 23, 2013
A study published in today’s Journal of the American Medical Association finds that getting the influenza vaccine lowers a person’s odds of a having heart attack, stroke, heart failure, or other major cardiac event—including death—by about a third over the following year. Read More.

Upcoming Conferences and Events
Antibiotic Awareness Week
November 18 to 24, 2013

Journées annuelles de santé publique (JASP)
November 25 to 27, 2013
Montreal, Quebec

National Health Policy Conference
February 3 to 4, 2014
Washington, DC

BC Lung Association / International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
February 27 to March 1, 2014
Vancouver, BC

NCCID has a video brochure. Watch it on YouTube or visit our website.

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National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health NCCDH

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