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Volume 14, Number 1—January 2008
THEME ISSUE
International Polar Year

Research

Invasive Bacterial Diseases in Northern Canada

Naushaba Degani*, Christine Navarro†, Shelley L. Deeks†1Comments to Author , Marguerite Lovgren‡, and the Canadian International Circumpolar Surveillance Working Group
Author affiliations: *Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; †Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; ‡National Centre for Streptococcus, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada;

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Table 3

Crude annual incidence of Streptococcus pneumoniae in the Canadian circumpolar region by age group, 1999–2005

YearIncidence/100,000 population (no. cases)
Total populationAge <2Age >65
199925.6 (34)226.9 (11)55.2 (3)
200033.8 (45)226.9 (11)36.8 (2)
200138.4 (51)165.0 (8)91.9 (5)
200226.3 (35)123.7 (6)73.5 (4)
200322.6 (30)103.1 (5)110.3 (6)
200424.8 (33)61.9 (3)36.8 (2)
200517.3 (23)165.0 (8)73.5 (4)

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1Current affiliation: National Centre for Immunisation, Research and Surveillance, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia

2The Canadian International Circumpolar Surveillance Working Group includes the following members: Colleen Hemsley, Bryce Larke (Yukon Health and Social Services, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada); Cheryl Case, Norine Fraley (Northwest Territories Health and Social Services, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories); Carolina Palacios (Canada Nunavut Health and Social Services, Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada); Robert Carlin (Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay, Montreal, Québec, Canada, and Ministère de Santé et Services Sociaux, Québec City, Quebec, Canada); Jean-François Proulx (Canada Direction de Santé Publique du Nunavik, Kuujjuak, Québec, Canada, and Ministère de Santé et Services Sociaux, Québec City, Quebec, Canada); Jane McGillivray, Paulette Roberts (Health Labrador Corporation, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada); Louise Jetté, Robert A. Laurence, Louise Ringuette (Laboratoire de Santé Publique du Québec Ste.-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec, Canada); Marguerite Lovgren, Gregory Tyrrell (National Centre for Streptococcus, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada); Raymond Tsang (National Microbiology Laboratory, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada); Shelley L. Deeks, Christine Navarro, Nadine Abboud (Canada Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada); Michael G. Bruce, Tammy Zulz (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Anchorage, Alaska, USA).

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