Supplemental supporting documents used in the working group
During the working group a literature search and literature review was conducted to explain norovirus survival in marine environment conditions focusing on the impacts of climate and sewage sources.
In addition to this document and End Notes reference library was created and shared with members that contains many other references and documents. This is available on request from email@example.com
BCCDC’s federal field epidemiologist, Emma Cumming, gathered climate and marine data to model norovirus illness and environmental factors. There was limited illness data to inform random forest modelling, and this type of analysis was not feasible. These data are presented in a series of descriptive time series charts in this report. The data sets are housed at BCCDC for future use. If you would like to collaborate on a project involving this data please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Ron Hein, a registered onsite wastewater practitioner, provided an overview of issues impacting onsite sewage systems regulated under the Ministry of Health Sewerage System Regulation to the working group.
One of the first activities performed in the working group was to ask the opinions of stakeholders which of the plausible hypotheses that led to the norovirus outbreak were believed to be more or less likely to have caused the marine contamination. The results of the first survey are shown here, and a follow-up survey conducted after the working groups meetings are in the final report.