Communicable Disease/ Infection Control Topics

The following memoranda have been e-faxed to Halton physicians. If you require another copy please call the Communicable Disease reporting line 905-825-6000  ext. 7341.

Reportable Diseases Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) 33.5KB, September 2008 

Periods of Exclusion

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Agranulocytosis

Memos to Physicians 

  • Agranulocytosis in Cocaine Users, January 2, 2009

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Botulism

Memos to Physicians 

  • Suspected Cases of Botulism, Toronto, October 5, 2006

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E. coli O157

Memos to Physicians 

  • E. coli O104:H4, Shiga toxin producing E coli (STEC) outbreak in Germany - June 6, 2011
  • Update on E. coli 0157:H7 Outbreak in Halton Region, November 3, 2008
  • Laboratory confirmed E. coli 0157 cases confirmed in Halton Region, October 30, 2008
  • A case of presumptive E. coli O157, August 13, 2007

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Hepatitis A 

Memos to Physicians 

  • Hepatitis A Case Report —C. H. Norton Public School, Burlington, June 26, 2006
  • Possible Hepatitis A Exposure - C. H. Norton Public School, Burlington: JK/SK (Monday/Wednesday/Friday rotation), June 14, 2006

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Influenza  

Memos to Physicians 

  • Marked upswing in influenza activity - December 21, 2012
  • Influenza A in Halton long-term care home - December 5, 2012
  • Health Canada lifts suspension on use of Novartis influenza vaccines - October 31, 2012
  • First Halton cases of influenza A for 2012/13 season - October 30, 2012
  • First Halton Influenza Case, 2011–12 Season.   December 23, 2011
  • Influenza and Myositis - March 30, 2011
  • Influenza A/pH1N1 - January 11, 2011
  • Influenza A Outbreak – Long-Term Care Home, Oakville - December 7, 2010
  • Influenza A in Halton - October 26, 2010
  • Confirmed Reports of Influenza A/H3, Ontario - September 27, 2010
  • Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Influenza Update - September 9, 2009
  • Novel H1N1 Flu Virus – Update #7 - May 14, 2009
  • Novel H1N1 Flu Virus – Update #6 - May 11, 2009
  • H1N1 Flu Virus (Human Swine Influenza) - Update #5 - May 6, 2009
  • H1N1 Flu Virus (Human Swine Influenza) – Update #4 - May 5, 2009
  • H1N1 Flu Virus (Human Swine Flu) – Update #3 - May 1, 2009
  • Influenza A (H1N1) (“Swine Flu”) - April 28, 2009
  • Update – Influenza, Halton Region, March 2, 2009
  • Influenza Community Cases – Halton Region, February 10, 2009
  • Influenza A, December 4, 2008
  • Use of Rapid Testing for Influenza Diagnosis, April 15, 2008
  • Influenza B Outbreak - Rest and Retirement Home, March 25, 2008
  • Influenza A and Norovirus Circulating,November, 2007
  • Influenza activity entering peak weeks, February 27, 2007
  • Influenza A and Pertussis Currently Circulating in the Community, November 16, 2006
  • First Influenza A Case – Halton Region, November 1, 2006
  • Increased Influenza A Activity, April 7, 2006

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Invasive Group A Strep  

Memos to Physicians 

  • Invasive group A streptococcal (GAS) infections - February 24, 2011
  • Invasive Group A Strep Activity in Halton, February 20, 2008

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Legionella pneumophila

Memos to Physicians 

  • Increase in Legionellosis Cases - September 12, 2012
  • Increase in Legionellosis Cases - August 31, 2011
  • Report of 2 cases of presumptive Legionella pneumophil, October 20, 2006

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Listeria

Memos to Physicians 

  • Listeria Food Recall - March 12, 2010

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Lyme Disease

Memos to Physicians 

  • Lyme Disease Fact Sheet For Physicians, June 2006

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Malaria

Memos to Physicians 

  • Risk of Malaria for Travelers to the Dominican Republic and Jamaica, February, 2007
  • Malaria in Jamaica, December 7, 2006

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Measles

Memos to Physicians 

  • Peel Measles Exposure - June 1, 2012
  • Update on Measles - August 3, 2011
  • Measles: Activity and Testing Information - June 17, 2011
  • Maintain Heightened Awareness for Measles, April 10, 2008
  • Measles Case, Oakville, April 2, 2008

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Meningitis

Memos to Physicians

  • Viral Meningitis – increased number of reported cases - July 2, 2010

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Meningococcal

Memos to Physicians 

  • Measles Activity Update, May 23, 2008
  • Serogroup for Invasive Meningococcal Disease, May 17, 2007
  • Invasive Meningococcal Disease, May 11, 2007

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Mumps

Memos to Physicians

  • Confirmed Mumps in Halton - November 23, 2011
  • Mumps - September 15, 2011
  • Mumps - July 12, 2011
  • Mumps – Outbreak in the Maritime Provinces: Ontario Cases, May 4, 2007
  • Update: Mumps Outbreak in Iowa, United States, May 1, 2006
  • Medical Advisory Mumps – Hamilton Ex. Iowa, April 13, 2006

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Needle Safety

Memos to Physicians

  • Ministry Correction re: Self-employed Health Care Providers and the Needle Safety Regulation – Phase III - June 7, 2010
  • Needle Safety Regulation – Phase III - May 21, 2010

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Pertussis

Memos to Physicians 

  • Pertussis activity in the community, September 17, 2008
  • Pertussis activity in Halton,November 14, 2007
  • Pertussis - Oakville and Georgetown child care centres, December 14, 2006
  • Influenza A and Pertussis Currently Circulating in the Community, November 16, 2006
  • Pertussis case with multiple high risk contacts, September 27, 2006

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Salmonellosis (Salmonella)

Memos to Physicians 

  • Increase in Nontyphoidal Salmonella (NTS) Cases - August 18, 2010
  • Salmonella Georgetown, February 9, 2007

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment 

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Streptococcus Pneumoniae

Memos to Physicians

  • Multi-Drug Resistant Streptococcus Pneumoniae, Serotype 19A,November 14, 2007

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Tubersol®

Memos to Physicians 

  • Update on Tubersol® Lot #C2316AA, November 30, 2006

     

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Tuberculosis

Memos to Physicians 

  • Allergic Reactions Associated with Sanofi Pasteur Product - Tubersol (Lot #C2316AA), October 19, 2006

Tuberculosis Medication Fact Sheets

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