Infectious diseases

Infectious diseases

National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases

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Groups Served: 
Women with particular health conditions
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English
Français
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Research
Community education/development
Promotion de la santé

The National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) is one of six centres 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.

Our primary functions are:

  • Knowledge synthesis, translation and exchange to incorporate evidence from research and experience into policy and practice
  • Identification of knowledge gaps in research and practice
  • Network development among the NCCs and other existing networks and organizations to support the use of evidence in decision –making and the various governance structures for public health.
Primary Telephone: 
204-943-0051
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
nccid@icid.com
Fax Number: 
204-946-0927
Street Address: 
413-455 Ellice Ave
City: 
Winnipeg
Province: 
MB
Postal/ZIP Code: 
R3B 3P5
Country: 
Canada

Control of communicable diseases manual

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English
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Paper
Author: 
James Chin (ed.)
Publisher: 
American Public Health Association
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Washington, DC

Addresses concerns about the impact of communicable diseases around the globe as communicable diseases, new and unknown, continue to thrive, kill, maim and surprise the masses.

ISBN/ISSN: 
MEDR.C66 2000
SIBN 087553242X
Notes: 
Includes index.

Women and infectious diseases

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Julie L. Gerberding
Publisher: 
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Atlanta, GA

Details how infectious diseases pose an especially formidable threat to women. Argues that women are at higher risk and have more severe course of illness than men for many reasons, including biologic differences, social inequities, and restrictive cultural norms. Concludes that efforts to recognize and reduce health disparities among women have particular relevance for global health.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 10806040 (print)
ISSN 10806059

Barriers to infectious disease care among lesbians

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Jeanne M. Marrazzo
Publisher: 
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Atlanta, GA

Counters assumptions that sex between women confers no risk for transmission of sexually transmitted infections, and argues that lesbians must receive Pap smears according to current guidelines.

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ISSN 10806040 (print)
ISSN 10806059 (online)
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Nurses' working conditions: implications for infectious disease

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Patricia W. Stone
Sean P. Clarke
Jeannie Cimiotti
Rosaly Correa-de-Araujo
Publisher: 
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Atlanta, GA

Discusses how staffing patterns and nurses' working conditions are risk factors for healthcare-associated infections as well as occupational injuries and infections. Highlights staffing shortages, especially of nurses, as one of the major factors expected to constrain hospitals' ability to deal with future outbreaks of emerging infections. Argues that understanding and improving nurses' working conditions can potentially decrease the incidence of many infectious diseases.

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ISSN 10806040 (print)
iSSN 10806059 (online)

Gender and monitoring the response to HIV/AIDS pandemic

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Paul DeLay
Publisher: 
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Atlanta, GA

Examines statistics on prevalence and incidence that indicate that the pandemic has increasingly affected women during the past decade.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 10806040 (print)
ISSN 10806059 (online)
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Steps for preventing infectious diseases in women

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Mirta Roses Periago
Ricardo Fescina
Pilar Ramón-Pardo
Publisher: 
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Atlanta, GA

Demonstrates that a medical approach is not sufficient to implement effective infectious disease prevention strategies in women. Argues that health policies must be changed, and social restrictions that circumscribe women need to be eliminated. Presents three steps necessary for developing a prevention strategy: 1) a gender perspective must be incorporated into infectious disease analysis and research to target policies and programs. Data collected must be disaggregated by sex, age, socioeconomic status, education, ethnicity, and geographic location; 2) models must be developed and implemented that address gender inequities in infectious diseases in an integrated manner; and 3) outreach activities must be supported, using information, education, and communication strategies and materials for advocacy and training.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 10806040 (print)
ISSN 10806059 (online)

Vaccines for women age 50 and older

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Pierce Gardner
Sudha Pabbatireddy
Publisher: 
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Atlanta, GA

Discusses how preventing illnesses and deaths for older populations (most of whom are women) through the use of vaccines is a leading public health challenge. Acknowledges that our understanding about how age and sex affect the immune system is limited, and basic and translational research aimed at improving vaccines and immune responses of older persons is needed. Argues that fully implementing current vaccine recommendations, particularly those for influenza and pneumococcal vaccines, can save thousands of lives and prevent illnesses in persons over 50 years of age.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 10806040 (print)
ISSN 10806059 (online)

Globalization and infectious diseases in women

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Carol Bellamy
Publisher: 
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Atlanta, GA

Discuses how women have an enhanced vulnerability to disease, especially if they are poor. Argues that the health hazards of being female are widely underestimated. Explains that economic and cultural factors can limit women's access to clinics and health workers. Shows that, globally, the leading causes of death among women are HIV/AIDS, malaria, complications of pregnancy and childbirth, and tuberculosis.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 10806040 (print)
ISSN 10806059 (online)

Reforming health protection and promotion in Canada: time to act

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English
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Author: 
Michael Kirby
Publisher: 
The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines and reports on the infrastructure and governance of the public health system in Canada, as well as on Canada’s ability to respond to public health emergencies arising from outbreaks of infectious disease.

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