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PHO Rounds: Microbiology: Visiting Speaker: EV-D68 in Ontario: what happened in 2014 and what’s next?
Thursday, July 9, 2015 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm
Venue: by webinar
Infectious Diseases; Research and Collaboration; Emergency Preparedness; Laboratory Testing and Sciences
City: Toronto
Format: Webinar

​Note: This is an open invitation, and may be forwarded to interested parties.

Enterovirus D 68 (EV-D68) was first reported in California in 1962, and had been rarely reported until 2014. In the late summer of 2014, following an increase in detections of this virus in the United States (US), cases of EV-D68 among children and some adults were reported in Ontario and Canada. In addition, cases of acute flaccid paralysis were reported from Canada and the US, some of whom were found to have evidence of EV-D68 infection.
Speakers will review the virology and epidemiology of EV-D68, including its potential association with acute flaccid paralysis, discuss the Hamilton experience and share testing results from Public Health Ontario Laboratories.

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.

Presenters: Dr. Jonathan Gubbay, Dr. Marek Smieja and Dr. Bryna Warshawsky

Dr. Jonathan Gubbay is a medical microbiologist at Public Health Ontario, Dr. Marek Smieja is a medical microbiologist and infectious diseases physician at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario and Dr. Bryna Warshawsky is a public health physician at Public Health Ontario.

PLEASE NOTE: We regret that CME credits cannot be provided for this session.


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