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.
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.
Dedicated to preventing lung disease and promoting lung health (US).
Assessment of sex-specific differences in adverse events following immunization reporting in Ontario, 2012–15
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.
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.
Provides links to resources for parents regarding autism and the safety of measles-mumps rubella (MMR) vaccine.
Provides links to resources discussing the hypothesis that vaccines cause autism.
Offers general information and links to resources about bird flu.
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.
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.