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Read our communications to clinicians regarding updates to the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases in addition to alerts of changes in the local epidemiology of such diseases.

A list of current clinician communications
Date Issued Title Topic
6-Sep-2022 Memo: Aconitine Poisoning Products - Safety Alert
28-Jun-2022 Updated Monkeypox Clinician Update from the Office of the Ontario Chief Medial Officer of Health Infectious Disease Prevention
26-May-2022 Monkeypox Clinician Update Infectious Disease Prevention
21-May-2022 Office of the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health on Monkeypox Infectious Disease Prevention
26-Apr-2022 Severe Acute Hepatitis of unknown origin in Children Infectious Disease Prevention
3-Nov-2020 Erythromycin ophthalmic ointment shortage Infectious Disease Prevention
10-Aug-2020 Nitrosamine impurity found in Priftin®® (rifapentine) drug substance and drug product Infectious Disease Prevention
20-Mar-2020 Updated Recommendations For Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Infectious Disease Prevention
3-Mar-2020 Updated Case Definition and Testing COVID 19 (Novel Coronavirus 2019) Infectious Disease Prevention
25-Feb-2020 Updated Testing COVID 19 (Novel Coronavirus 2019) Infectious Disease Prevention
10-Feb-2020 Revised Case Definition Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Infectious Disease Prevention
10-Feb-2020 Students with Incomplete Immunization Records Face School Suspension on March 11, 2020 Vaccine
31-Jan-2020 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Infectious Disease Prevention
24-Jan-2020 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Outbreak Infectious Disease Prevention
2-Dec-2019 Ministry of Health reminder regarding influenza vaccine administration Vaccine
5-Nov-2019 Influenza Vaccine Update for Health Care Providers Vaccine
24-Jul-2019 Free medications for the treatment of sexually transmitted infections Sexually Transmitted & Bloodborne Infections
19-Jul-2019 Management of Tick Bites & Investigation of Early Localized Lyme Disease Vector-Borne Diseases
13-May-2019 Ongoing Outbreak of XDR S. Typhi in Pakistan Enteric Diseases/ Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
27-Mar-2019 Measles activity in the region Measles
21-Mar-2019 Erythromycin Ophthalmic Ointment Shortage Shortage
19-Feb-2019 Updated Gonorrhea Guidelines Sexually Transmitted & Bloodborne Infections
8-Feb-2019 Health Canada Warning regarding A1 Herbal Ayurvedic Clinic Ltd. products Products - Safety Alert
4-Dec-2018 Reports of Influenza in young children/infants in Windsor and Essex County Infectious Disease Prevention
4-Dec-2018 Reports of Influenza in young children/infants in Windsor and Essex County Respiratory Diseases/Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
26-Oct-2018 Reports of Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) Infectious Disease Prevention
18-Oct-2018 Confirmed Cases of Legionellosis Infectious Disease Prevention
23-Jul-2018 Locally-acquired cyclosporiasis Enteric Diseases
13-Jul-2018 Valsartan Recall Recall
18-May-2018 Confirmed Cases of Pertussis (Leamington/Comber) Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
3-May-2018 New and updated reporting requirements under the Health Protection and Promotion Act Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
30-Jan-2018 Hepatitis A Outbreaks Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
27-Nov-2017 PHO Lyme Disease Serology Update Vector-Borne Diseases
26-Sep-2017 PHO Respiratory Viral Testing Algorithm Fall/Winter 2017-18 Update Respiratory Diseases
12-Sep-2017 Increased cases of West Nile Virus in Windsor-Essex County Vector-Borne Diseases
23-Aug-2017 Confirmed Case of Pertussis (Leamington/Kingsville) Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
17-Aug-2017 Increased Prevalence of Lyme Disease in Ontario Vector-Borne Diseases
28-Jul-2017 Varicella (Chickenpox) community outbreak Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
19-Jul-2017 Cyclospora community outbreak Enteric Diseases
24-Mar-2017 Increased Neisseria Gonorrheae Rates Sexually Transmitted & Bloodborne Infections
8-Feb-2017 Confirmed Case of Pertussis Vaccine-Preventable Diseases