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Infectious Questions : An Infectious Diseases Public Health Podcast

A public health podcast that connects people with infectious disease questions to people with the answers. A production of the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID). // 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.
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Oct 19, 2017

In this, the fifth in our 'TB Talk' series of episodes, we hear from Dr. Ryan Cooper, an infectious diseases specialist with Alberta Health Services. Here, Dr. Cooper speaks to how post-landing TB surveillance works in Canada (including some Alberta-specific challenges), plus the best approach to on-going follow-up. He also discusses how Alberta's virtual TB clinic model has made a difference to rural, remote and Indigenous communities. // Our theme music is 'Weathervane' by Blue Dot Sessions [www.sessions.blue]

May 8, 2017

The fourth in our TB Talk series, conversations from the most recent meeting of the North American Region of the International Union Against Tuberculosis. This episode, we hear from Dr. Dennis Falzon, a Medical Officer with the Stop TB Department at the World Health Organization in Geneva. Here, he discusses the WHO's End TB Strategy, as well as the potential of new technologies to prevent and eliminate TB.

// Our theme music is 'Weathervane' by Blue Dot Sessions [www.sessions.blue]

Apr 25, 2017

This episode is the third in our 'TB Talk' series, conversations that originated at End TB 2017, a meeting of the North American Region of the International Union Against Tuberculosis. This episode, we hear from Dr. Malcolm King, a professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. He presented at the event on social determinants of health in remote, northern and Indigenous communities. We asked him about their importance to the rate of new TB infections and better TB outcomes.

Our theme music is 'Weathervane' by Blue Dot Sessions [www.sessions.blue]

Apr 17, 2017

This episode continues our look at tuberculosis at End TB 2017, a meeting of the North American Region of the International Union Against Tuberculosis. This episode’s featured guest is Kay Wallis, a special projects manager with the Curry International Tuberculosis Center, who presented on cultural proficiency among healthcare providers.

Mar 24, 2017

This episode, we turn our attention to tuberculosis for a special series of "TB Talk" episodes. This February, the city of Vancouver played host to End TB 2017, a meeting of the International Union Against Tuberculosis, specifically, the North American Region: we hear a sample of attendees' top TB priorities. In future episodes, we’ll bring you a number of one-on-one conversations with experts at the meeting. 

// Our theme music is 'Weathervane' by Blue Dot Sessions [www.sessions.blue

 

Feb 21, 2017

We continue our look at refugee oral health: this time around, we’ll discuss the Interim Federal Health Program. It provides limited, temporary coverage of healthcare benefits to people who aren’t eligible for health insurance in Canada. Our guest expert is Dr. Carlos Quiñonez, an Associate Professor of Dental Public Health at the University of Toronto. // Our theme music is 'Weathervane' by Blue Dot Sessions [www.sessions.blue

Feb 6, 2017

In this episode of Infectious Questions, we continue our look at refugee oral health: specifically, the benefits of universal screening and how to optimize collaborations between primary care providers and dentists. Here to help us once again is Dr. Carlos Quiñonez, an associate professor of dental public health at the University of Toronto.

Dec 9, 2016

This episode marks a shift in focus for our podcast, from a virus—Zika—to a population, namely, refugees. Refugee health remains a matter of concern to public health practitioners across Canada. Today, we’ll focus on their oral health, an aspect of wellbeing all too often overlooked. Our guest expert is Dr. Carlos Quiñonez, an Associate Professor of Dental Public Health at the University of Toronto. The Director of its Specialty Training Program, he’s a past president of the Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry.

Nov 24, 2016

Once again, Zika virus is the focus of this program. This episode explores two more questions: What healthcare providers should do to evaluate infants with positive or inconclusive Zika virus test results, and, should a mother who's had a Zika virus infection during pregnancy breastfeed her infant.

Our guest expert is Dr. Vanessa Poliquin, an obstetrician, gynecologist and reproductive infectious diseases specialist at the University of Manitoba.

// Our theme music is 'Weathervane' by Blue Dot Sessions [www.sessions.blue

Sep 22, 2016

This episode of Infectious Questions addresses a question about amniocentesis for pregnant women who've recently travelled to Zika endemic areas.

Our guest expert is Dr. Vanessa Poliquin, an obstetrician, gynecologist and reproductive infectious diseases specialist at the University of Manitoba.

Our theme music is 'Weathervane' by Blue Dot Sessions [www.sessions.blue]

Mar 31, 2016

This episode of Infectious Questions responds to questions raised in media reports that pesticides, rather than the Zika Virus, might be responsible for such birth defects as microcephaly.

 

Joining us once again is Dr. Philippe Lagacé-Wiens, Assistant Professor of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease at the University of Manitoba and a consultant with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority's Travel and Tropical Medicine Clinic.

 

// Our theme music is 'Weathervane' by Blue Dot Sessions [www.sessions.blue]

Mar 22, 2016

This episode of Infectious Questions looks at the sexual transmission of Zika Virus, specifically, how long a couple should wait before trying to conceive after visiting a Zika-affected region.

 

Our returning guest expert is Dr. Philippe Lagacé-Wiens, Assistant Professor of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease at the University of Manitoba and a consultant with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority's Travel and Tropical Medicine Clinic.

 

// Our theme music is 'Weathervane' by Blue Dot Sessions [www.sessions.blue]

Mar 17, 2016

Our debut episode of Infectious Questions focuses on Zika Virus and the health risks it poses to Canadians travelling to affected countries, pregnant women in particular.

Our guest expert this week is Dr. Philippe Lagacé-Wiens, Assistant Professor of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease at the University of Manitoba and a consultant with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority's Travel and Tropical Medicine Clinic.

// Our theme music is 'Weathervane' by Blue Dot Sessions.

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