What We Do

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CEZD provides early warning notifications of emerging and zoonotic disease threats through the integration of multidisciplinary member perspectives and automated information mining.

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CEZD enables Canada to better anticipate, mitigate, and manage pending disease threats on its society, economy, environment, and animal resources.

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CEZD supports Canada’s early warning, preparedness, and response capabilities for emerging and zoonotic diseases.

Our Approach

  • Filtration

    CEZD utilizes KIWI technology's sense making algorithm to perform automated environmental scanning and filtration of emerging and zoonotic disease signals.

  • Integration

    Community member perspectives are integrated via anticipatory signal ratings within KIWI order to determine signal relevance to Canada. 

  • Identification

    Signals identified as relevant, based on rating threshold, are included in weekly intelligence reports, with some undergoing further assessment. 

  • Evaluation

    Signals which require further assessment are evaluated by members with issue-specific expertise to determine analytical and reporting needs.

  • Dissemination

    All CEZD intelligence reports and products are shared with the broad animal and public health communities/networks across Canada.

Specific Activities

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Environmental Scanning

Monitoring and reviewing zoonotic and emerging disease signals in order to identify future threats.

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CNPHI's Ping technology is used to gather timely feedback from experts across Canada on issues related to emerging and zoonotic diseases.

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Analysis and Reporting

Multidisciplinary analytical methods generating intelligence products.


Emerging and zoonotic disease related events and webinars.