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Measles

* Designated Reportable Disease This is intended as a general guide. Consult a health care provider for diagnosis and for recommendations or advice. Notify the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit if there is a higher than usual number of cases of any disease. To report a case of Measles, use the Reportable Disease… Continue reading Measles

Measles

Reporting Obligations Individuals who have or may have measles shall be reported to the local Health Unit. Epidemiology Aetiologic Agent Measles is caused by the measles virus, a member of the genus Morbillivirus of the family Paramyxoviridae. Clinical Presentation Symptoms of measles begin 7–21 days after exposure to a case of measles and include fever,… Continue reading Measles

Additional Case of International-Travel related Measles reported to Ottawa

April 8, 2019 One additional case of international-travel related measles has been reported to Ottawa Public Health. Secondary cases from this exposure could occur any time until April 22, 2019. Ottawa Public Health is following up individually with identified contacts and advising them: to seek medical attention if they develop symptoms of measles; to call… Continue reading Additional Case of International-Travel related Measles reported to Ottawa

Measles – March 10, 2019

March 10, 2019 With recent cases of measles in Ontario and other areas of Canada, it is recommended to check that clients are up-to-date with their immunizations, including the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine.  As per the Publicly Funded Immunization Schedule for Ontario, adults who have only received 1 dose of MMR vaccine are eligible… Continue reading Measles – March 10, 2019

Rubella (German Measles)

* Designated Reportable Disease This is intended as a general guide. Consult a health care provider for diagnosis and for recommendations or advice. Notify the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit if there is a higher than usual number of cases of any disease. To report a case of Rubella, use the Reportable Disease… Continue reading Rubella (German Measles)

Assessment, Testing and Results

There are COVID-19 Assessment Centres throughout Leeds, Grenville and Lanark where testing is available. More testing centres are being added so please check back for updates. COVID-19 Pop-Up Testing Pop-Up test sites will be posted here as they are announced. Assessment Centre Hours of Operation The Ministry of Health has a listing all of the… Continue reading Assessment, Testing and Results

Student Immunization

October 31, 2019

Health Unit releases Student Immunization Report Being fully immunized protects against many communicable diseases, like measles and polio that can be quite serious and are easily spread in our community, especially in our schools. The Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) is an important piece of legislation that requires students to be immunized against certain… Continue reading Student Immunization

Immunization Notices

January 5, 2018

Why Did My Child Receive an Immunization Notice? Students aged 4–17 attending school in Ontario must be immunized according to Ontario’s Publicly Funded Immunization schedule. Being fully immunized protects students against many diseases that are easily spread in schools. Under the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA), students are required to be immunized against: Diphtheria… Continue reading Immunization Notices