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 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.