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  • Infectious Diseases

    Infectious diseases are caused when germs like viruses, bacteria, parasites or fungi, enter our body. Bacteria live almost everywhere in our environment. Of the billions of types of bacteria, only 50 are known to cause infection in humans. Viruses cause far more infection than bacteria and spread more easily. If more than one person in your family has […]

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  • Influenza (Flu)

    Influenza is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system — your nose, throat and lungs. Influenza is commonly called the flu, but it's not the same as stomach "flu" viruses that cause diarrhea and vomiting. For most people, the flu resolves on its own. But sometimes, influenza and its complications can be deadly.

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  • Reportable Diseases

    DISEASES OF PUBLIC HEALTH SIGNIFICANCE Health Protection and Promotion Act ONTARIO REGULATION 135/18 Timely reporting of communicable diseases is essential for their control. If you suspect or have confirmation of the following specified “Diseases of Public Health Significance”, or their “etiologic agents”, as per Ontario Regulation 135/18 under the Health Protection and Promotion Act, please […]

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