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PHO Rounds: Epidemiology - MRSA among inmates in Canadian federal penitentiaries
Thursday, January 16, 2014 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Boardroom 350
City: Toronto
Format: In Person; Webinar

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

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a significant community-acquired infection among vulnerable populations, including those in federal penitentiaries. This presentation addresses MRSA surveillance in Correctional Service Canada (CSC) and presents the results of an MRSA cluster investigation, as well as the issues and challenges and the lessons learned.

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Presenters: Emily Kom, Dr. Linda Panaro and Jonathan Smith

Correctional Service Canada’s Clinical Services & Public Health Branch is responsible for developing programs and policies to provide public health services to federal inmates in the 53 penitentiaries across Canada. Its mandate includes infectious disease prevention and control, harm reduction, health promotion and education, surveillance and epidemiology, and healthy environments. Public health services are tailored to ensure equity for vulnerable subpopulations such as Aboriginal inmates, women, aging inmates, and those with mental health conditions.

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