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PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Health care providers, Adults TYPE: External Link About CATMAT

About CATMAT

Describes the activities of and offers statements from the Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel (CATMAT), whose mandate is to provide rational, consistent and widely-disseminated guidelines for travel medicine and tropical medicine.

Corporate Authors: Public Health Agency of Canada
Publisher: Public Health Agency of Canada

PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Parents, Children & students TYPE: External Link AboutKidsHealth

AboutKidsHealth

Provides families with information about all areas influencing child health and family quality of life. Includes a Just for Kids section that has age-appropriate animations for kids on many different health topics. Also includes information on immunization and possible reactions associated with different vaccines.

Corporate Authors: The Hospital for Sick Children
Publisher: The Hospital for Sick Children

PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Parents, Adults TYPE: External Link American Lung Association

American Lung Association

Dedicated to preventing lung disease and promoting lung health (US).

Corporate Authors: American Lung Association
Publisher: American Lung Association

PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Assessment of sex-specific differences in adverse events following immunization reporting in Ontario, 2012–15

Assessment of sex-specific differences in adverse events following immunization reporting in Ontario, 2012–15

Highlights:

  • Sex differences in AEFI reporting within passive surveillance systems are not well understood.

  • We assessed sex-specific trends in passive AEFI surveillance in Ontario, Canada over four years. We observed overall predominance of female AEFI reports that varied by age, vaccine and reaction.

  • Our findings support that both biological and behavioural factors may explain these differences.

  • Further study is needed to characterize the relationship between sex, gender and AEFI reporting.

Authors: Harris T et al.
Journal Issue: 19
Journal Title: Vaccine
Journal Volume: 35
Publisher: Elsevier

PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Les fournisseurs de soins TYPE: External Link Augmentation des infections invasives à Neisseria meningitidis de sérogroupe W au Canada de 2009 à 2016

Augmentation des infections invasives à Neisseria meningitidis de sérogroupe W au Canada de 2009 à 2016

La prévalence de la méningococcie à MenW augmente au Canada et est associée à une augmentation des cas attribuables au complexe clonal ST-11 émergent, qui a maintenant été identifié dans cinq provinces canadiennes. Il semble plus courant chez les patients âgés que le complexe clonal ST-22 traditionnel, plus répandu chez les jeunes patients.

Authors: Tsang RSW et al.
Journal Issue: 7-8
Journal Title: Relevé des maladies transmissibles au Canada
Journal Volume: 43
Publisher: Agence de la santé publique du Canada

PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Parents TYPE: External Link Autism : responding to parents' questions and concerns about vaccines

Autism : responding to parents' questions and concerns about vaccines

Provides links to resources for parents regarding autism and the safety of measles-mumps rubella (MMR)  vaccine.

Corporate Authors: Immunization Action Coalition
Publisher: Immunization Action Coalition

PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Health care providers, Parents, Adults TYPE: External Link Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)

Provides links to resources discussing the hypothesis that vaccines cause autism.

Corporate Authors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Health care providers, Parents, Adults, Travellers TYPE: External Link Avian influenza (CDC)

Avian influenza (CDC)

Offers general information and links to resources about bird flu.

Corporate Authors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Beyond antigenic match: possible agent-host and immuno-epidemiological influences on influenza vaccine effectiveness during the 2015–16 season in Canada

Beyond antigenic match: possible agent-host and immuno-epidemiological influences on influenza vaccine effectiveness during the 2015–16 season in Canada

Vaccine effectiveness (VE) estimates are reported from Canada’s Sentinel Practitioner Surveillance Network (SPSN) for the 2015–16 influenza season, characterized by a delayed A(H1N1)pdm09 epidemic and concurrent B(Victoria) activity. Potential influences beyond antigenic match are explored including viral genomic variation, birth cohort effects, prior vaccination and epidemic period.

Authors: Skowronski D et al.
Journal Title: The Journal of Infectious Diseases
Journal Volume: jix526
Publisher: Oxford University Press

PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link CAIRE : Canadian Association for Immunization Research and Evaluation

CAIRE : Canadian Association for Immunization Research and Evaluation

Represents over 90 members who have joined together to advance vaccinology, including specialists in childhood and adult infectious disease, public health, microbiology, clinical trials, vaccine immunology and technology assessment, social and behavioural science, nursing research, epidemiology and biostatistics.

Corporate Authors: Canadian Association for Immunization Research and Evaluation
Publisher: Canadian Association for Immunization Research and Evaluation