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Enterovirus not seen in Canada, experts say

Dr. Joel Kettner, medical director of the International Centre for Infectious Diseases in Winnipeg, said the fact no child has died, despite the numbers who have become so sick, is reassuring. Most kids will fight the virus off within a few days, he said.

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ACO Activities at the HIV R4P Conference

The Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative (CHVI) Research & Development Alliance Coodinating Office (ACO) will help facilitate two satellite sessions to address challenges in HIV/AIDS research at the HIV Research for Prevention Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, October 28-31, 2014. Read more.

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OPEN (Outreach Planning and Exchange Network)

With its searchable set of outreach programs and indicators, OPEN now permits HIV/STBBI prevention workers and managers to quickly and conveniently share and compare indicators with their counterparts in other parts of the country.

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Your help is needed for Ukraine.

ICID continues its international work in HIV prevention through its ICID-UNICEF Ukraine HIV Prevention Initiative. 

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Canada's experimental Ebola vaccine: How does it work?

The Public Health Agency of Canada and the federal government have shared more details about an experimental Ebola vaccine that will be donated to help fight the current outbreak in West Africa.

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Canadian Biosafety Symposium 2014

Keynote Speaker Announcement! 

Dr. Joe Blondeau (Saskatoon Health Region)

"An Extraordinary 96 Hours: The Hemorrhagic Virus Scare in Western Canada"

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ICID CEO Meets Prime Minister

Heather Medwick (right) and David Morley met Prime Minister Harper at the Ukrainian Canadian Congress in Toronto on Nov. 9, 2013. Medwick and Morley presented on the ICID UNICEF HIV Prevention in Ukraine Project. Through Canadian expertise and generosity, the project will turn the tide on the HIV epidemic that is ravaging Ukrainian youth in Zaporizhzhya.

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Invasive Meningococcal Disease Prevention Network Launch!

In order to view the site, you must be a member of mdPASSPORT, which is a free registration process.

If you have any questions regarding the site, please contact Kelly Johnston at kjohnston@Icid.com.

NCCID Rapid Review

Read the full text PDF here.

To go to the NCCID websiteclick here.

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Scientific Exchange Meeting Webinar is now online!

On April 4, 2013, the International Centre for Infectious Diseases hosted a Scientific Exchange Meeting/Webinar on Advances in Vaccination Against Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease with Professor Ray Borrow, Head of the Vaccine Evaluation Unit with Public Health England in Manchester, UK.

To view the recorded webinar click on this link.

Canadian project helping to combat Ukraine's HIV epidemic

Global News, November 30, 2012

In most regions, including Africa, HIV is on the decline, but not in Eastern Europe. With World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, Russia and Ukraine have come under the spotlight for their growing HIV/AIDS epidemic.

That’s why the International Centre for Infectious Diseases (ICID) and UNICEF Canada have launched the Ukraine Project, a program targeting HIV prevention in the European country.

“We want to target some of the groups engaging in those high-risk activities,” said Wendy Schettler, the program manager at ICID. The ICID is located in Winnipeg, which, with over 100,000 people, has one of Canada’s largest Ukrainian communities.

The Ukraine Project will target high-risk female youth aged 14 and older in the district of [...] Read more