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Communicable Diseases

Alerts – Emerging Diseases

Public Health Ontario’s home page includes “Hot Topics” which reviews in detail the current information on circulating or emerging diseases.

Reportable Disease Toolkit

The goal of this toolkit is to improve access to credible information on the 67 reportable diseases and to provide it in a format that is quick and easy to use.

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.

5-Step Quick Reference Post Exposure Prophylaxis Guide

This document provides guidance to health care workers (HCWs) in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Counties who are called upon to assess and manage incidents of exposures (percutaneous, mucosal or non-intact skin) to blood or body fluids that are capable of transmitting Hepatitis B (HBV), Hepatitis C (HCV), or Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Exposed individuals may include health care workers or emergency service providers, who in the course of their duties accidentally sustain an injury which could mean a potential exposure.