Disease Prevention

Infectious Diseases Reports

The purpose of this dashboard is to provide annual and monthly counts of reportable diseases in Windsor and Essex County (WEC), along with annual disease rate for WEC and Ontario. The information presented allows for the identification of key trends in reportable diseases and health issues of local public health significance.

Immunization for your Children

Infants and young children are more susceptible to vaccine preventable diseases because their immune systems are not mature enough to fight all infections. Children who do not get vaccinated are at greater risk if they come in contact with vaccine preventable diseases. It’s important for children to be up-to-date with their vaccinations. Schools are places where infectious diseases are commonly spread. As a parent, you can keep your kids of all ages healthy with routine health care and vaccinations. Vaccines are the safest and most efficient way to guard against some diseases. Postponing vaccines can be harmful because it delays protection.

Influenza ("the flu")

Learn more about the causes and symptoms of flu and how to lower your flu risk and protect yourself and your family. This section also tells you more about what’s happening with the flu in Windsor-Essex County. It is a source of information for health care providers to guide them in their clinical practice.

Tuberculosis (TB)

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria called mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria enter the body through air you breathe and causes an infection, usually in the lungs. Sometimes infections can happen in other parts of the body.