Kwong, J.C., Crowcroft, N.S., Campitelli, M.A., Ratnasingham, S., Daneman, N., Deeks, S.L., Manuel, D.G. (2010). “Ontario Burden of Infectious Disease Study.” Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. Retrieved from http://www.ices.on.ca/file/ONBOIDS_FullReport_intra.pdf
Over the past decade, infectious diseases have regained prominence in Ontario, with outbreaks of E. coli O157:H7, West Nile virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and pandemic H1N1 influenza. The Ontario Burden of Infectious Disease Study (ONBOIDS) provides a current assessment of the mortality and morbidity of infectious disease in the province.
The study looked at 51 different sources of infectious disease to estimate their impact on the life and health of Ontarians and found a few surprises. In fact, many of the infectious diseases ranked highest in terms of impact get little recognition in terms of public awareness, media attention and resource allocation.