NEW FROM NCCID
Debrief on Lyme disease
More than 1400 cases of Lyme disease in Canada, including 987 cases in Ontario and 78 in Toronto were reported in 2017, compared to 992 cases nationwide, 388 in Ontario and 22 cases of Lyme disease in Toronto in 2016, according to the Toronto Star.
To provide updated knowledge regarding this disease and what is happening in Canada, the NCCID has developed this Debrief for public health personnel.
Recent news about Norovirus
Norovirus is the common viral cause of epidemic gastroenteritis worldwide, and a common cause of diarrhea in community settings. There’s currently no vaccine to prevent norovirus infection and also no specific therapy to treat people with gastroenteritis caused by norovirus infection.
NCCID has produced this Debrief to inform public health about main characteristics of norovirus, current outbreaks of this disease, risks for Canadians from norovirus and measures to be taken for a suspected case or a contact.
Updates on Ebola virus
Disease Debrief, June 8, 2018
There have been 22 outbreaks of Ebola since the first case was discovered in 1976. The WHO reported 56 cases of Ebola and 25 deaths in D.R. Congo as of June 5, 2018.
NCCID has updated the Ebola Disease Debrief you can read on our website.