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Using population-wide administrative and laboratory data to estimate type- and subtype-specific influenza vaccine effectiveness: a surveillance protocol.

Scott AN, Buchan SA, Kwong JC, Drews SJ, Simmonds KA, Svenson LW.

BMJ Open. 2019 Sep 30;9(9):e029708. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029708.


Prevalence of Babesia in Canadian blood donors: June-October 2018.

Tonnetti L, O'Brien SF, Grégoire Y, Proctor MC, Drews SJ, Delage G, Fearon MA, Brès V, Linnen JM, Stramer SL.

Transfusion. 2019 Oct;59(10):3171-3176. doi: 10.1111/trf.15470. Epub 2019 Aug 5.


Comparative global epidemiology of influenza, respiratory syncytial and parainfluenza viruses, 2010-2015.

Lam TT, Tang JW, Lai FY, Zaraket H, Dbaibo G, Bialasiewicz S, Tozer S, Heraud JM, Drews SJ, Hachette T, Chan PK, Koay ES, Lee HK, Tee KK, Liu Y, Fraaij P, Jennings L, Waris M, Krajden M, Corriveau A, Jalal H, Nishimura H, Nymadawa P, Badarch D, Watanabe A, Kabanda A, Sloots T, Kok J, Dwyer DE, Koopmans M; INSPIRE (International Network for the Sequencing of Respiratory Viruses).

J Infect. 2019 Oct;79(4):373-382. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2019.07.008. Epub 2019 Jul 16.


The association between influenza vaccination and socioeconomic status in high income countries varies by the measure used: a systematic review.

Lucyk K, Simmonds KA, Lorenzetti DL, Drews SJ, Svenson LW, Russell ML.

BMC Med Res Methodol. 2019 Jul 17;19(1):153. doi: 10.1186/s12874-019-0801-1.


Acellular pertussis vaccine effectiveness and waning immunity in Alberta, Canada: 2010-2015, a Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN) study.

Bell CA, Russell ML, Drews SJ, Simmonds KA, Svenson LW, Schwartz KL, Kwong JC, Mahmud SM, Crowcroft NS.

Vaccine. 2019 Jul 9;37(30):4140-4146. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.05.067. Epub 2019 Jun 1.


What is the role of rapid molecular testing for seniors and other at-risk adults with respiratory syncytial virus infections?

Drews SJ, Branche AR, Falsey AR, Lee N.

J Clin Virol. 2019 Aug;117:27-32. doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2019.05.010. Epub 2019 May 25. Review.


Children under 10 years of age were more affected by the 2018/19 influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 epidemic in Canada: ‎possible cohort effect following the 2009 influenza pandemic.

Skowronski DM, Leir S, De Serres G, Murti M, Dickinson JA, Winter AL, Olsha R, Croxen MA, Drews SJ, Charest H, Martineau C, Sabaiduc S, Bastien N, Li Y, Petric M, Jassem A, Krajden M, Gubbay JB.

Euro Surveill. 2019 Apr;24(15). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2019.24.15.1900104.


Pertussis vaccine effectiveness in a frequency matched population-based case-control Canadian Immunization Research Network study in Ontario, Canada 2009-2015.

Crowcroft NS, Schwartz KL, Chen C, Johnson C, Li Y, Marchand-Austin A, Bolotin S, Jamieson FB, Drews SJ, Russell ML, Svenson LW, Simmonds K, Mahmud SM, Kwong JC.

Vaccine. 2019 May 1;37(19):2617-2623. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.02.047. Epub 2019 Apr 6.


Estimating Vaccine Effectiveness Against Hospitalized Influenza During Pregnancy: Multicountry Protocol for a Retrospective Cohort Study.

Naleway AL, Ball S, Kwong JC, Wyant BE, Katz MA, Regan AK, Russell ML, Klein NP, Chung H, Simmonds KA, Azziz-Baumgartner E, Feldman BS, Levy A, Fell DB, Drews SJ, Garg S, Effler P, Barda N, Irving SA, Shifflett P, Jackson ML, Thompson MG.

JMIR Res Protoc. 2019 Jan 21;8(1):e11333. doi: 10.2196/11333.


Practical Guidance for Clinical Microbiology Laboratories: Viruses Causing Acute Respiratory Tract Infections.

Charlton CL, Babady E, Ginocchio CC, Hatchette TF, Jerris RC, Li Y, Loeffelholz M, McCarter YS, Miller MB, Novak-Weekley S, Schuetz AN, Tang YW, Widen R, Drews SJ.

Clin Microbiol Rev. 2018 Dec 12;32(1). pii: e00042-18. doi: 10.1128/CMR.00042-18. Print 2019 Jan.


Vaccine Effectiveness Against Lineage-matched and -mismatched Influenza B Viruses Across 8 Seasons in Canada, 2010-2011 to 2017-2018.

Skowronski DM, Chambers C, De Serres G, Sabaiduc S, Winter AL, Dickinson JA, Gubbay JB, Drews SJ, Fonseca K, Charest H, Martineau C, Hickman R, Chan T, Jassem A, Petric M, Rose C, Bastien N, Li Y, Krajden M.

Clin Infect Dis. 2019 May 2;68(10):1754-1757. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy876.


Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness in Preventing Influenza-associated Hospitalizations During Pregnancy: A Multi-country Retrospective Test Negative Design Study, 2010-2016.

Thompson MG, Kwong JC, Regan AK, Katz MA, Drews SJ, Azziz-Baumgartner E, Klein NP, Chung H, Effler PV, Feldman BS, Simmonds K, Wyant BE, Dawood FS, Jackson ML, Fell DB, Levy A, Barda N, Svenson LW, Fink RV, Ball SW, Naleway A; PREVENT Workgroup .

Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Apr 24;68(9):1444-1453. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy737.


Should Sex Be Considered an Effect Modifier in the Evaluation of Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness?

Chambers C, Skowronski DM, Rose C, Serres G, Winter AL, Dickinson JA, Jassem A, Gubbay JB, Fonseca K, Drews SJ, Charest H, Martineau C, Petric M, Krajden M.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Sep 4;5(9):ofy211. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofy211. eCollection 2018 Sep.


Characterization of immune responses of human PBMCs infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Ra: Impact of donor declared BCG vaccination history on immune responses and M. tuberculosis growth.

Bhavanam S, Rayat GR, Keelan M, Kunimoto D, Drews SJ.

PLoS One. 2018 Sep 11;13(9):e0203822. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0203822. eCollection 2018.


Effectiveness of Live Attenuated vs Inactivated Influenza Vaccines in Children During the 2012-2013 Through 2015-2016 Influenza Seasons in Alberta, Canada: A Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN) Study.

Buchan SA, Booth S, Scott AN, Simmonds KA, Svenson LW, Drews SJ, Russell ML, Crowcroft NS, Loeb M, Warshawsky BF, Kwong JC.

JAMA Pediatr. 2018 Sep 1;172(9):e181514. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.1514. Epub 2018 Sep 4.


Relationship between enteric pathogens and acute gastroenteritis disease severity: a prospective cohort study.

Xie J, Nettel-Aguirre A, Lee BE, Chui L, Pang XL, Zhuo R, Parsons B, Vanderkooi OG, Tarr PI, Ali S, Dickinson JA, Hagen E, Svenson LW, MacDonald SE, Drews SJ, Tellier R, Graham T, Lavoie M, MacDonald J, Freedman SB; Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC) and the Alberta Provincial Pediatric EnTeric Infection TEam (APPETITE Team).

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2019 Apr;25(4):454-461. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2018.06.016. Epub 2018 Jun 28.


Respiratory Syncytial Virus Hospitalization During Pregnancy in 4 High-income Countries, 2010-2016.

Regan AK, Klein NP, Langley G, Drews SJ, Buchan S, Ball S, Kwong JC, Naleway A, Thompson M, Wyant BE, Levy A, Chung H, Feldman B, Katz MA; PREVENT Group.

Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Nov 28;67(12):1915-1918. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy439.


Seasonal Influenza Forecasting in Real Time Using the Incidence Decay With Exponential Adjustment Model.

Nasserie T, Tuite AR, Whitmore L, Hatchette T, Drews SJ, Peci A, Kwong JC, Friedman D, Garber G, Gubbay J, Fisman DN.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017 Sep 27;4(3):ofx166. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofx166. eCollection 2017 Summer.


Early season co-circulation of influenza A(H3N2) and B(Yamagata): interim estimates of 2017/18 vaccine effectiveness, Canada, January 2018.

Skowronski DM, Chambers C, De Serres G, Dickinson JA, Winter AL, Hickman R, Chan T, Jassem AN, Drews SJ, Charest H, Gubbay JB, Bastien N, Li Y, Krajden M.

Euro Surveill. 2018 Feb;23(5). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2018.23.5.18-00035. Erratum in: Euro Surveill. 2018 Jul;23(30):.


Identification of Enteric Viruses in Oral Swabs from Children with Acute Gastroenteritis.

Zhuo R, Parsons BD, Lee BE, Drews SJ, Chui L, Louie M, Crago B, Freedman SB, Ali S, Pang X.

J Mol Diagn. 2018 Jan;20(1):56-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jmoldx.2017.09.003. Epub 2017 Oct 19.


Beyond Antigenic Match: Possible Agent-Host and Immuno-epidemiological Influences on Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness During the 2015-2016 Season in Canada.

Skowronski DM, Chambers C, Sabaiduc S, De Serres G, Winter AL, Dickinson JA, Gubbay JB, Drews SJ, Martineau C, Charest H, Krajden M, Bastien N, Li Y.

J Infect Dis. 2017 Dec 19;216(12):1487-1500. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jix526.


A Virological and Phylogenetic Analysis of the Emergence of New Clades of Respiratory Syncytial Virus.

Elawar F, Griffiths CD, Zhu D, Bilawchuk LM, Jensen LD, Forss L, Tang J, Hazes B, Drews SJ, Marchant DJ.

Sci Rep. 2017 Sep 25;7(1):12232. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-12001-6.


Age-Related Differences in Influenza B Infection by Lineage in a Community-Based Sentinel System, 2010-2011 to 2015-2016, Canada.

Skowronski DM, Chambers C, De Serres G, Sabaiduc S, Winter AL, Dickinson JA, Gubbay JB, Fonseca K, Drews SJ, Charest H, Martineau C, Krajden M, Petric M, Bastien N, Li Y.

J Infect Dis. 2017 Sep 15;216(6):697-702. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jix393.


The impact of commercial rapid respiratory virus diagnostic tests on patient outcomes and health system utilization.

Ko F, Drews SJ.

Expert Rev Mol Diagn. 2017 Oct;17(10):917-931. doi: 10.1080/14737159.2017.1372195. Epub 2017 Sep 4. Review.


How well do ICD-9 physician claim diagnostic codes identify confirmed pertussis cases in Alberta, Canada? A Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN) Study.

Fathima S, Simmonds KA, Drews SJ, Svenson LW, Kwong JC, Mahmud SM, Quach S, Johnson C, Schwartz KL, Crowcroft NS, Russell ML; Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN) Provincial Collaborative Network Vaccine Effectiveness Working Group.

BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Jul 12;17(1):479. doi: 10.1186/s12913-017-2321-1.


Epidemiology of pertussis in Alberta, Canada 2004-2015.

Liu XC, Bell CA, Simmonds KA, Svenson LW, Fathima S, Drews SJ, Schopflocher DP, Russell ML.

BMC Public Health. 2017 Jun 2;17(1):539. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4468-4.


Global epidemiology of non-influenza RNA respiratory viruses: data gaps and a growing need for surveillance.

Tang JW, Lam TT, Zaraket H, Lipkin WI, Drews SJ, Hatchette TF, Heraud JM, Koopmans MP; INSPIRE investigators.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 Oct;17(10):e320-e326. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30238-4. Epub 2017 Apr 28. Review. Erratum in: Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 Jul;17(7):689.


Letter to the Editor: Verification of the RIDA®GENE Bordetella real-time PCR Kit for the Detection of Bordetella pertussis and other Bordetella species from Nasopharyngeal Swabs Collected in Regan-Lowe Transport Medium.

Zhou HY, Shokoples S, Adachi D, Detwiler B, Hay M, Leedell D, Lundeberg R, Mah R, Drews SJ.

Ann Clin Lab Sci. 2017 Jan;47(1):106-108. No abstract available.


Interim estimates of 2016/17 vaccine effectiveness against influenza A(H3N2), Canada, January 2017.

Skowronski DM, Chambers C, Sabaiduc S, Dickinson JA, Winter AL, De Serres G, Drews SJ, Jassem A, Gubbay JB, Charest H, Balshaw R, Bastien N, Li Y, Krajden M.

Euro Surveill. 2017 Feb 9;22(6). pii: 30460. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.6.30460.


Serial Vaccination and the Antigenic Distance Hypothesis: Effects on Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness During A(H3N2) Epidemics in Canada, 2010-2011 to 2014-2015.

Skowronski DM, Chambers C, De Serres G, Sabaiduc S, Winter AL, Dickinson JA, Gubbay JB, Fonseca K, Drews SJ, Charest H, Martineau C, Krajden M, Petric M, Bastien N, Li Y, Smith DJ.

J Infect Dis. 2017 Apr 1;215(7):1059-1099. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jix074.


Use of the APTIMA Combo 2 Assay and a Secondary Algorithm to Detect and Confirm Chlamydia trachomatis in Rectal-Only Infections.

Pabbaraju K, Wong S, Gill K, Severini A, Roy F, Gratrix J, Singh AE, Naidu P, Read R, Drews SJ.

Sex Transm Dis. 2017 Feb;44(2):118-119. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000552.


Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Infection, Detection, and New Options for Prevention and Treatment.

Griffiths C, Drews SJ, Marchant DJ.

Clin Microbiol Rev. 2017 Jan;30(1):277-319. Review.


Effectiveness of pertussis vaccination and duration of immunity.

Schwartz KL, Kwong JC, Deeks SL, Campitelli MA, Jamieson FB, Marchand-Austin A, Stukel TA, Rosella L, Daneman N, Bolotin S, Drews SJ, Rilkoff H, Crowcroft NS.

CMAJ. 2016 Nov 1;188(16):E399-E406. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.160193. Epub 2016 Sep 26.


Unusual Legionnaires' outbreak in cool, dry Western Canada: an investigation using genomic epidemiology.

Knox NC, Weedmark KA, Conly J, Ensminger AW, Hosein FS, Drews SJ; Legionella Outbreak Investigative Team.

Epidemiol Infect. 2017 Jan;145(2):254-265. Epub 2016 Oct 20.


Understanding the pathophysiology of the human TB lung granuloma using in vitro granuloma models.

Bhavanam S, Rayat GR, Keelan M, Kunimoto D, Drews SJ.

Future Microbiol. 2016 Aug;11:1073-89. doi: 10.2217/fmb-2016-0005. Epub 2016 Aug 9. Review.


Influenza-like illness-related emergency department visits: Christmas and New Year holiday peaks and relationships with laboratory-confirmed respiratory virus detections, Edmonton, Alberta, 2004-2014.

Martin LJ, Im C, Dong H, Lee BE, Talbot J, Meurer DP, Mukhi SN, Drews SJ, Yasui Y.

Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2017 Jan;11(1):33-40. doi: 10.1111/irv.12416. Epub 2016 Aug 30.


Oseltamivir resistance in an influenza A (H3N2) virus isolated from an immunocompromised patient during the 2014-2015 influenza season in Alberta, Canada.

Chaudhry A, Bastien N, Li Y, Scott A, Pabbaraju K, Stewart D, Wong S, Drews SJ.

Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2016 Nov;10(6):532-535. doi: 10.1111/irv.12415. Epub 2016 Aug 8.


A Perfect Storm: Impact of Genomic Variation and Serial Vaccination on Low Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness During the 2014-2015 Season.

Skowronski DM, Chambers C, Sabaiduc S, De Serres G, Winter AL, Dickinson JA, Krajden M, Gubbay JB, Drews SJ, Martineau C, Eshaghi A, Kwindt TL, Bastien N, Li Y.

Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Jul 1;63(1):21-32. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciw176. Epub 2016 Mar 29.


Interim estimates of 2015/16 vaccine effectiveness against influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, Canada, February 2016.

Chambers C, Skowronski DM, Sabaiduc S, Winter AL, Dickinson JA, De Serres G, Gubbay JB, Drews SJ, Martineau C, Eshaghi A, Krajden M, Bastien N, Li Y.

Euro Surveill. 2016;21(11):30168. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2016.21.11.30168.


Assessment of the Microbial Constituents of the Home Environment of Individuals with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and Their Association with Lower Airways Infections.

Heirali A, McKeon S, Purighalla S, Storey DG, Rossi L, Costilhes G, Drews SJ, Rabin HR, Surette MG, Parkins MD.

PLoS One. 2016 Feb 9;11(2):e0148534. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0148534. eCollection 2016.


Mutations acquired during cell culture isolation may affect antigenic characterisation of influenza A(H3N2) clade 3C.2a viruses.

Skowronski DM, Sabaiduc S, Chambers C, Eshaghi A, Gubbay JB, Krajden M, Drews SJ, Martineau C, De Serres G, Dickinson JA, Winter AL, Bastien N, Li Y.

Euro Surveill. 2016;21(3):30112. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2016.21.3.30112.


Systematic community- and hospital-based surveillance for enterovirus-D68 in three Canadian provinces, August to December 2014.

Skowronski DM, Chambers C, Sabaiduc S, Murti M, Gustafson R, Pollock S, Hoyano D, Rempel S, Allison S, De Serres G, Dickinson JA, Tellier R, Fonseca K, Drews SJ, Martineau C, Reyes-Domingo F, Wong T, Tang P, Krajden M.

Euro Surveill. 2015;20(43). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2015.20.43.30047.


Full genome analysis of enterovirus D-68 strains circulating in Alberta, Canada.

Pabbaraju K, Wong S, Drews SJ, Tipples G, Tellier R.

J Med Virol. 2016 Jul;88(7):1194-203. doi: 10.1002/jmv.24444. Epub 2015 Dec 22.


Alberta Provincial Pediatric EnTeric Infection TEam (APPETITE): epidemiology, emerging organisms, and economics.

Freedman SB, Lee BE, Louie M, Pang XL, Ali S, Chuck A, Chui L, Currie GR, Dickinson J, Drews SJ, Eltorki M, Graham T, Jiang X, Johnson DW, Kellner J, Lavoie M, MacDonald J, MacDonald S, Svenson LW, Talbot J, Tarr P, Tellier R, Vanderkooi OG.

BMC Pediatr. 2015 Jul 31;15:89. doi: 10.1186/s12887-015-0407-7.


Respiratory Outbreak Investigations: How Many Specimens Should Be Tested?

Schleihauf E, Fathima S, Pettipas J, LeBlanc JJ, Hatchette TF, Drews SJ, Haldane D.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Nov;36(11):1344-7. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.171. Epub 2015 Jul 16.


Detection of enterovirus D68 in Canadian laboratories.

Hatchette TF, Drews SJ, Grudeski E, Booth T, Martineau C, Dust K, Garceau R, Gubbay J, Karnauchow T, Krajden M, Levett PN, Mazzulli T, McDonald RR, McNabb A, Mubareka S, Needle R, Petrich A, Richardson S, Rutherford C, Smieja M, Tellier R, Tipples G, LeBlanc JJ.

J Clin Microbiol. 2015 May;53(5):1748-51. doi: 10.1128/JCM.03686-14. Epub 2015 Mar 4.


Surveillance summary of hospitalized pediatric enterovirus D68 cases in Canada, September 2014.

Edwin JJ, Domingo FR, Booth TF, Mersereau T, Skowronski DM, Chambers C, Simmonds K, Scott AN, Winter AL, Peci A, Gubbay J, Drews SJ, Krajden M, Karnauchow T, Smieja M, Rempel S, Murti M, Pollock S, Gustafson R, Hoyano D, Allison S, Fathima S, Pabbaraju K, Wong S, Tellier R, Tipples G, Gad RR, Mukhi SN, Jafari Y, Grudeski E, McDermid A, Wong T.

Can Commun Dis Rep. 2015 Feb 20;41(Suppl 1):2-8. doi: 10.14745/ccdr.v41is1a01. eCollection 2015 Feb 20.


Interim estimates of 2014/15 vaccine effectiveness against influenza A(H3N2) from Canada's Sentinel Physician Surveillance Network, January 2015.

Skowronski DM, Chambers C, Sabaiduc S, De Serres G, Dickinson JA, Winter AL, Drews SJ, Fonseca K, Charest H, Gubbay JB, Petric M, Krajden M, Kwindt TL, Martineau C, Eshaghi A, Bastien N, Li Y.

Euro Surveill. 2015 Jan 29;20(4). pii: 21022. No abstract available.


Characterization of enterovirus activity, including that of enterovirus D68, in pediatric patients in Alberta, Canada, in 2014.

Drews SJ, Simmonds K, Usman HR, Yee K, Fathima S, Tipples G, Tellier R, Pabbaraju K, Wong S, Talbot J.

J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Mar;53(3):1042-5. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02982-14. Epub 2015 Jan 14. No abstract available.


Zanamivir versus trivalent split virus influenza vaccine: a pilot randomized trial.

Coleman BL, Fadel SA, Drews SJ, Hatchette TF, McGeer AJ.

Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2015 Mar;9(2):78-84. doi: 10.1111/irv.12301. Epub 2015 Jan 4.

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