COVID-19 and IBD

In light of the COVID-19 (COrona VIrus Disease-2019) outbreak, we are providing recommendations based on what we know about inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and COVID-19. 

Here you will find general information about COVID-19, as well as information about how it may uniquely affect people with IBD. With this information, we hope that we can all do our part to ensure the health of our community.

Please be aware that what we know about COVID-19 and how it acts in people with IBD is changing rapidly and so these recommendations may change.

Crohn's and Colitis Canada thanks its COVID-19 Task Force for their contributions and guidance in creating this resource.
  LAST UPDATED ON APRIL 16, 2020​. We will do our best to update these recommendations as new evidence emerges and will inform Canadians with IBD of these changes through our mailing list, social media, and other avenues. We also suggest that you bookmark this page on your browser and monitor it for any updates.

Crohn's and Colitis Canada thanks its COVID-19 Task Force for their contributions and guidance in creating these resources and recommendations.  

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  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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