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Hepatitis E is normally a self-limiting condition but can result in serious illness, including fulminant hepatitis. In this session, we will review the epidemiology, clinical spectrum and prevention of hepatitis E, as well as discuss the laboratory diagnostic tools currently being used in Canada. We will also discuss the rationale for recommending that hepatitis E be considered a reportable disease in Ontario.
At the end of this session, from 11 to 11:15, Dr. Ian Johnson will lead a brief discussion where participants will be asked to reflect on this series of webinars on hepatitis.
Note: While this is the fifth in a series of sessions on hepatitis, each one is independent. Prior attendace at an earlier session is helpful but not required.
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. Doug Sider, Dr. Sabah Bidawid and Dr. Jordan Feld
Dr. Doug Sider is the Medical Director, Communicable Disease Prevention and Control for Public Health Ontario, where he works with many other scientific and professional staff to address the prevention, detection, assessment and control of a wide range of infectious diseases.
Dr. Sabah Bidawid is an expert in virology associated with food. He is currently the Chief of the Microbiology Research Division at Health Canada where he leads a team of scientific experts conducting research on foodborne bacterial, viral and parasitic pathogens.
Dr. Jordan Feld is clinician-scientist based at the Toronto Western Hospital Liver Clinic and the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health. He has conducted clinical and laboratory research in the Liver Diseases Branch of the National Institutes of Health and has worked extensively abroad, maintaining a strong interest in International Health.
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