Yellow fever is a mosquito-borne, viral infection, found in the tropical and subtropical areas of Africa and Central and South America. The virus is transmitted by the Aedes mosquito species, which are currently not established in Canada. All cases of yellow fever in Ontario are travel-related, and there is no human-to-human transmission. A vaccine is available to prevent the disease.
PHO Grand Rounds: Swipe right: Using the internet for public health interventions for sexually transmitted infections
This will be complemented by a presentation from Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, describing their experience implementing internet-based STI contact management strategies, including STI contact follow-up using social networking sites and health promotion.