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This section is a source of information for health care providers to guide them in their clinical practice including reporting processes and updates on testing and care in Windsor-Essex County.

The Health Protection and Promotion Act 1990 (HPPA), R.S.O., 1990, outlines the requirements for physicians, practitioners, laboratories, and institutions to report any suspect or confirmed influenza cases to the Medical Officer of Health. This information is collected under Regulation 569 of the HPPA.  Influenza is to be reported by the next working day. If the individual presents with a novel or emerging respiratory infection, please report immediately to the Medical Officer of Health.