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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 5

Crude annualized incidence of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, GAS, and GBS by ethnicity in the Canadian circumpolar region, 1999–2005*

Organism, ethnicityIncidence/100,000 population/year (no. cases)
1999–20022003–2005
S. pneumoniae
Non-aboriginal9.6 (20)10.2 (16)
Aboriginal44.2 (134)25.1 (57)

2000–2002
2003–2005
H. influenzae
Non-aboriginal0.6 (1)1.9 (3)
Aboriginal
11.9 (27)
8.4 (19)
GAS
Non-aboriginal01.9 (3)
Aboriginal
5.7 (13)
11.0 (25)
GBS
Non-aboriginal2.6 (4)1.9 (3)
Aboriginal2.2 (5)1.3 (3)

*GAS, group A streptococci; GBS, group B streptococci.

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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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