Infectious Questions : An Infectious Diseases Public Health Podcast

Infectious Questions : An Infectious Diseases Public Health Podcast

A public health podcast produced by the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID), "Infectious Questions" connects those with infectious disease questions to those with the answers. Un balado sur la santé publique réalisé par le Centre de collaboration nationale des maladies infectieuses (CCNMI) et appelé « Infections en question » fait le lien entre les balados concernant les questions sur les maladies infectieuses et ceux qui offrent des réponses à ces questions.... Show More

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September 23, 2020 12 min

In this episode, Angela Eykelbosh, Environmental Health and Knowledge Translation Scientist at the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health (NCCEH), shares their information and evidence for preventing COVID-19 transmission in multi-unit residential buildings.

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Stephanie Mayell, of the Migrant Worker Health Expert Working Group (MWHEWG), discusses the burden of COVID-19 among migrant agricultural workers in Canada,  barriers to prevention, and opportunities for public health intervention.

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In this podcast, Dr. Erin Knight discusses changes and trends in substance use during COVID-19 and how public health and addiction service teams are responding together to meet the needs of communities.

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On this episode, the 15th of our series, we’ve partnered with the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health to bring to discuss the evacuations of Northern Indigenous communities in Canada, and the public health considerations of COVID-19 in these tragic events.

NCCIH’s Roberta Stout spoke with Dr. Emily Dicken, the Director of Emergency Management at the First Nations Health Authority.

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In this episode of our series on COVID-19, we discuss the impact of COVID-19 on public health programming for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs). We speak with Jennifer Gratrix, interim director of the STBBI program for Alberta Health Services.

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For our 13th episode, we circle back to continue our discussion on the health and well-being of children during the COVID-19 pandemic. NCCID's Margaret Haworth-Brockman speaks with Dr. Joanne Langley, a pediatric infectious disease clinician in Halifax at IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University, about current pediatric considerations for COVID-19 including epidemiology, presenting symptoms and demographic data.

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In this episode, NCCID's Aleksandra Wierzbowski speaks with Dr. Graham Tipples, Medical-Scientific Director at Alberta’s Public Health Lab, about current and upcoming serological tactics for COVID-19.

Tipples explains what healthcare professionals need to know about serology testing right now, the limitations of the test, length of immunity to COVID-19 and who should be the priority for serological testing.

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For our 11th episode, we discuss the health and well-being of children during the COVID-19 pandemic. NCCID's Margaret Haworth-Brockman speaks with Dr. Joanne Langley, a pediatric infectious disease clinician in Halifax at IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University, about current pediatric considerations for COVID-19.

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In this episode, we shed light on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) resources for COVID-19 from IPAC Canada.  Jennifer Happe, an Infection Prevention and Control Professional and a Director on the Board of IPAC Canada acknowledges current challenges for frontline personnel and reminds our listeners of foundational IPC skills and opportunities to learn more. 

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In April, Dr. Jared Bullard, an infectious disease specialist and Associate Medical Director at the Cadham Provincial Lab in Winnipeg Manitoba, spoke with us about Canada's initial laboratory response to 2019-nCoV and COVID-19. In this episode, Dr. Bullard returns to provide an update on testing and diagnosis for COVID-19 and Canada’s ongoing laboratory response.

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In this episode of our series on COVID-19, we discuss livestock, farming and One Health considerations for COVID-19. We speak with Dr. Simon Otto, a veterinarian, epidemiologist and assistant professor at the University of Alberta School of Public Health.

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In this episode of our series on COVID-19, we discuss public health roles, measures and considerations for northern and remote communities in Canada. We speak with Dr. Michael IsaacMedical Officer of Health in the Northern Health Region of Manitoba.

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Continuing our series on COVID-19, we speak to Dr. David Strang, a geriatrician and co-founding member of the Long Term Care Medical Directors Association of Canada,  on how Long Term Care homes, as well as supportive residences for seniors in communities, are preparing. 

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In partnership with the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health, our 5th episode in the COVID-19 series focuses on pandemic preparedness in First Nations communities. We speak with Marlene Larocque, Senior Policy Advisor at the Assembly of First Nations, and Dr. Myrle Ballard, Researcher and Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba.

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In the fourth episode of this series, we delve into the issues of stigma and discrimination as they relate to 2019-nCoV, and how public health can respond. We talk with Pemma Muzumdar, a Knowledge Translation Specialist at the National Collaborating Centre for the Determinants of Health.

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In this episode, we focus on effective public health engagement with nurses in Canada about 2019-nCoV. We speak with Dr. Claire Betker, President of the Canadian Nurses Association and the Scientific Director for the National Collaborating Centre for the Determinants of Health.

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In this episode, we continue our look at the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, specifically on infection prevention and control in Canadian healthcare settings. We chat with  Dr. John Embil, an infectious disease consultant at the University of Manitoba and Medical Director for the Infection Prevention and Control program at the Health Sciences Centre hospital and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

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In the first episode of the series, we pose questions on Novel Coronavirus testing and diagnosis and Canada's laboratory response to Dr. Jared Bullard, an infectious disease specialist and Associate Medical Director at the Cadham Provincial Lab in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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June 20, 2019 6 min

In this episode of Infectious Questions, Shivoan & Zeeshan is joined by Ziba Miab (a doctoral student at University of Manitoba) will narrate key themes highlighted by refugee women navigating the Canadian healthcare system.

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Lyme disease is a prominent issue in the media these days and a matter of concern among public health practitioners in Canada. This episode, we look at Lyme's risk of transmission and prevention strategies.

Our guest expert is Dr. Eilish Cleary. Trained as a primary care physician, Dr. Cleary has worked in a variety of settings including Ireland, Sierra Leone and the Norway House Cree Nation in northern Manitoba. She currently ...

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