Measles surveillance in Canada: 2015

L Sherrard, J Hiebert, J Cunliffe, L Mendoza, J Cutler
2016 Canada Communicable Disease Report  
Measles has been eliminated in Canada since 1998. Every year, the Public Health Agency of Canada presents epidemiologic evidence to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to verify that measles elimination continues in Canada. Objective: To describe measles activity in Canada for 2015 as updated evidence for continued measles elimination status. Methods: Measles surveillance data were captured by the Canadian Measles and Rubella Surveillance System (CMRSS) and the Measles and Rubella
more » ... s and Rubella Surveillance (MARS) pilot project and assessed for distribution by demographics and risk factors. Outbreak characteristics were summarized and genotypic and phylogenetic analyses were conducted and described. Surveillance data for 2015 were evaluated against PAHO's essential criteria for measles elimination status.
doi:10.14745/ccdr.v42i07a01 fatcat:kssd7ctce5ccrbheuui3wp74ta