Zika Virus Speed and Direction: Reconstructing Zika Introduction in Brazil

Local transmission of Zika virus has been confirmed in 67 countries worldwide and in 46 countries or territories in the Americas. On February 1, 2016 the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern due to the increase in microcephaly cases and other neurological disorders reported in Brazil. Several countries issued travel warnings for pregnant women travelling to Zika-affected countries with Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and El Salvador advising against pregnancy.

August 07, 2017

A Framework for Detecting and Classifying Outbreaks of Gastrointestinal Disease

Outbreaks of waterborne gastrointestinal disease occur routinely in North America, resulting in considerable morbidity, mortality, and cost (Hrudey, Payment et al. 2003). Outbreak detection methods generally attempt to identify anomalies in time, but do not identify the type or source of an outbreak. We seek to develop a framework for both detection and classification of outbreaks using information in both space and time.

January 19, 2018

Using Surveillance Data to Identify Risk Factors for Severe H1N1 in First Nations

Research has shown that Canadian First Nation (FN) populations were disproportionately affected by the 2009 H1N1 influenza pan- demic. However, the mechanisms for the disproportionate outcomes are not well understood. Possibilities such as healthcare access, in- frastructure and housing issues, and pre-existing comorbidities have been suggested.

July 17, 2018

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