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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 7

Effect of universal PCV7 programs for children <2 y of age in the Canadian circumpolar region*

Location, periodNo. cases with PCV7 serotypesNo. cases without PCV7 serotypesTotal
Northern Québec and Nunavut
Prevaccination (1999–2002)19524
Program implementation (2003–2005)088
Total cases
19
13
32
Northwest Territories and Yukon
Prevaccination (1999–2002)628
Program implementation (2003–2005)336
Total cases9514

*PCV7, 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.

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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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