Anthrax is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Bacillus anthracis. It is rare in Ontario. The bacteria can be found naturally in soil and it can infect farm animals such as cattle, sheep and pigs. Although uncommon, a person can become infected with anthrax by contact with infected animals or exposure to contaminated animal products. Anthrax is also a potential bioterrorism agent.
PHO Rounds: Novel Disease Surveillance Tools for the Next Pandemic
This seminar will introduce the concept of informal disease event monitoring systems and how this type of data can and has been used to explore communicable disease epidemiological trends among forcibly displaced persons worldwide.