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Reportable Disease Toolkit

To report a disease or for more information, please contact: The Infectious Disease Program Phone: 1-800-660-5853 Fax: 613-345-5777

Reportable Diseases Poster – Your one stop reference page for easy access to disease specific information.

Timely reporting of communicable diseases as soon as a suspect case is identified is essential to monitor the health of the community and to provide the basis for preventive action.

The following diseases are specified as reportable diseases under the authority of the Health Protection and Promotion Act Ontario Regulation 559/91 and Regulation 569.

Welcome to the online Reportable Diseases Toolkit for Health Care Professionals! The goal of this toolkit is to improve accessibility to credible information on the 67 reportable diseases and to provide it in a format that is quick and easy to use.

The Reportable Diseases poster will be your access point. Simply click on a disease to open an information sheet that includes: reporting requirements, epidemiology, risk factors, diagnosis and testing, treatment and case
management, patient fact sheet, and additional resources with links attached.

It’s your one-stop reference page for easy access to up-to-date disease specific information.

As you browse this toolkit, keep in mind the following:

Feedback:

We welcome your feedback on the use of this toolkit at: rdtoolkit@healthunit.org. Please do not include confidential information. You can also call 1-800-660-5853 to speak to a member of our Infectious Disease Team. We value your input and will take your comments into consideration as we continue to review and update this resource.

Reporting Form:

Timely reporting of communicable diseases as soon as a suspect case is identified is essential. The electronic notification form is available on the poster and on each disease specific sheet. Please fax the completed form to the Health Unit at 613-345-5777.

Reference:

The main reference for this toolkit is: Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Infectious Diseases Protocol, 2016.

Treatment:

It is beyond the scope of this toolkit to provide treatment recommendations with the exception of several diseases that require chemoprophylaxis and are listed in the MOHLTC, Infectious Diseases Protocol, 2016, Appendix A. The Anti-infective Review Panel, Anti-infective Guidelines for Community-acquired Infections, 2013 edition, is a Canadian resource that represents a mix of health professionals with expertise in several fields, and who practise in a variety of clinical settings.

Abbreviations:

MOHLTC – Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

PHO – Public Health Ontario

OHA – Ontario Hospital Association

PHAC – Public Health Agency of Canada

CDC – Centre for Disease Control

CIPHI – Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors

CFIA – Canadian Food Inspection Agency

CATIE – Canada’s source for HIV and hepatitis C information

PIDAC – Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee

SOGC – The Society of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians of Canada

Encephalitis, including:

  • Primary, viral
  • Post-infectious
  • Vaccine-related
  • Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis
  • Uspecified