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What is a CanTravNet Core Site?
CanTravNet Sites are clinical sites participating in the GeoSentinel network as full surveillance sites in Canada, who participate in the surveillance, monitoring, and reporting of all travel-related illness at their site. Epidemiologic data including exposure information and diagnoses are submitted in nearly real time to a central database. The data is analyzed on a regular basis to monitor unusual trends. Several types of illnesses called "alarming diagnoses" generate immediate notification of program managers, who will initiate an investigation if appropriate. Information on how to become a GeoSentinel surveillance site is available at the GeoSentinel website.
CanTravNet Core Sites (currently 8)
- Dr. Susan KUHN, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, Alberta Children's Hospital and the University of Calgary, Calgary
- Dr. Jan HAJEK, Division of Medical Microbiology and Infection Control, Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
- Dr. Wayne GHESQUIERE & Dr. Yazden MIRZANEJAD, Infectious Diseases, Vancouver Island Health Authority, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Victoria
- Dr. Pierre PLOURDE and Dr. Debbie Nowicki, Travel Health and Tropical Medicine Clinic, Winnipeg
- Dr. Anne MCCARTHY, Tropical Medicine and International Health Clinic, Division of Infectious Diseases, Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa, Ottawa
- Dr. Kevin KAIN and Dr. Andrea K. BOGGILD, Tropical Disease Unit, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University Health Network and the University of Toronto; Public Health Ontario Laboratories, Public Health Ontario; and SAR Laboratories, Sandra Rotman Centre for Global Health, Toronto
- Dr. Michael LIBMAN and Dr. Cedric YANSOUNI, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology, McGill University Health Centre; J.D. MacLean Centre for Tropical Diseases; and Montreal General Hospital, Montreal
- Dr. Jean VINCELETTE, Département de Microbiologie médicale et infectiologie, Hôpital Saint-Luc du CHUM (Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal), Montréal