Infectious Diseases

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Infectious Diseases

Based on the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) and Protocols and pursuant to Section 7 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.7.; public health nurses and public health inspectors are responsible for:

  • Investigating all suspect and confirmed reportable diseases
  • Inspections of Day Nurseries, Personal Service Settings (tattooing, body piercing, salons)
  • Ongoing surveillance of hospitals, long-term care homes, and day nurseries
  • Responding to infection control concerns raised by the community

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals with respect to their personal information, including personal health information, and to providing individuals with access to their information.  Please click on our privacy policy for more detailed information.

For more information about the topics mentioned above or to book an appointment for an inspection, call the Communicable Disease Team at (705) 721-7520 or (toll free) 1-877-721-7520 ext. 8809.

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