Syphilis is a bacterial infection caused by Treponema pallidum bacteria and spread by sexual contact (Heymann, 2015). The disease can result in either acute or chronic outcomes resulting in four possible stages of infection, if left untreated.
Annual Infectious Disease Reports
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The primary focus of Ontario’s vector-borne management plan is on tick and mosquito population surveillance. This report summarizes the surveillance activities of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) as it relates to West Nile Virus (WNV) and Lyme disease.
The vector-borne disease report highlights surveillance information related to Lyme disease and West Nile Virus (WNV) Illness in Windsor-Essex County.
This report provides surveillance information regarding diseases that are reportable to the public health unit under the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA). The information contained provides the evidence necessary to identify key trends in the reportable diseases covered under this report and health issues of local public health significance. Such evidence helps in the tailoring of public health efforts and the improvement of the health of Windsor-Essex County residents.
The 2016 Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections in Windsor and Essex County report, as prepared by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, provides insight into the burden of reportable sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) in Windsor-Essex County during the previous ten year period of 2005 to 2014.
This report shows the results of an ongoing rabies study in the Windsor-Essex County area up until 2014.
The percentage of individuals who ever obtained a flu immunization, as well as statistics on how recently an individual received the vaccine, are presented.