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Outbreak Management Resources

Outbreak Management Guidelines

Outbreak Management – A Quick Reference Guide: This includes all the specific tools needed in managing an enteric and respiratory outbreak such as control measures, specimen collection, posters, sample line lists, etc.

Outbreak Control Measures Checklists

Line Listings Forms

Outbreak Public Health Lab Requisitions

Ordering Nasopharyngeal Swabs and Enteric Kits for Outbreak Purposes

Antiviral Resources

Information about at-risk groups and antiviral use can be found in the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada (AMMI Canada) document entitled: The use of antiviral drugs for influenza: A foundation document for practitioners.

Outbreak Status Report

The Outbreak Status Report notifies health care providers and infection control practitioners in our community of active enteric or respiratory outbreaks affecting facilities in our area (long-term care homes, retirement homes and hospitals). Check back to see the pathogen that has been identified, and when the outbreak is declared over.

Additional Resources

Planning Guide for Respiratory Pathogen Season

Managing Influenza in Health Care Settings (MOHLTC)

Recommendations for the Control of Gastroenteritis Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Homes: Recommendations for Long-Term Care Homes and Public Health Unit Staff, March 2018 (MOHLTC).

Control of Respiratory Infection Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Homes, November 2018 (MOHLTC).

Respiratory Virus Testing Algorithm

Infection Control Tips for Visitors During an Outbreak