Brucellosis is a disease caused by several species of the Brucella bacterium. The disease can affect livestock; however, Canadian cattle have been declared brucellosis-free since 1985. Brucellosis may be transmitted to people when they consume unpasteurized/raw dairy products or are in close contact with infected animals. Those who work with livestock are at greater risk of infection. Human infections in Ontario are rare. Symptoms of infection include fever, sweats, fatigue and headaches.
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.