Chronic Respiratory Diseases
Chronic respiratory disease (CRD) is an umbrella term to describe diseases that affect the lungs and airways. Common types include: asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), cystic fibrosis, lung cancer and sleep apnea. Risk factors for CRDs include tobacco smoke, air pollution, occupational chemicals and dusts and childhood respiratory infections. This page contains documents and resources related to CRDs.
PHO Rounds: Beyond Flu: Trends in respiratory infection outbreaks in Ontario healthcare settings from 2007 to 2017, and implications for non-influenza outbreak management
This presentation will examine a study on pathogen-specific respiratory outbreak trends; focusing on how attack rates, case fatality rates and outbreak duration differed by pathogen between healthcare settings in Ontario.