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Sandra Vesco
Razane Diab
Health Protection

The Infectious Disease Prevention Department is responsible for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Tuberculosis Prevention Control, and Sexual Health.

Infectious Disease Prevention and Control

The goal of this program is to prevent or reduce the burden of infectious diseases of public health significance.  This is done by identifying cases/outbreaks early, so public health measures can be implemented to prevent and manage further transmission.

Public Health Nurses provide follow-up for all reportable disease cases and contacts in Windsor and Essex County.

Public Health Nurses and Public Health Inspectors work together to manage outbreaks in facilities and to provide advice, resources, education and inspections.

The program also follows up with applications for the Mandatory Blood Testing Act and provides the Designated Officers’ Training Program.

Tuberculosis Prevention Control  

The goal of this program is to prevent or reduce the burden of tuberculosis (TB).

Public Health Nurses manage all active TB cases and contacts, those with latent TB infection (LTBI), and individuals who have been identified by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as needing TB Medical Surveillance. TB medication is also dispensed for free to active TB cases and those with LTBI. Public Health Nurses also provide educational support to both health care professionals and the general public.

Sexual Health

This program provides follow-up for cases and contacts of reportable sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs). The program also provides STBBI prevention and harm reduction initiatives, and educational support to health care providers and the general public. Services also include:

  • Free condoms (available at reception)
  • Birth control at cost (prescription required)
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine at cost (dispensed to your health care provider with a prescription)
  • Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccine for free to those who qualify (dispensed to your health care provider with a prescription)