Control of infectious diseases
There are many different infectious diseases -- from anthrax to West Nile virus -- and controlling their spread has been a fundamental goal since the beginning of public health in Canada. We are focusing on venereal diseases, HIV/AIDS, polio and tuberculosis to illustrate just a few of our historic achievements and the ongoing fight against infectious diseases across the country and around the world.
- Fighting the Good Fight! From VD to HIV/AIDS
- The Story of Polio: Polio crippled tens of thousands of Canadians until the Salk vaccine was introduced in 1955
- Tuberculosis and Aboriginal People