Toronto Public Health

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Communicable Disease Control

To prevent and control the spread of communicable disease in our city.  Toronto Public Health provides immunizations, health education and counselling, clinical services, inspection services and responds to reports of communicable diseases and outbreaks in our community and our institutions.

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World TB Day - March 24

Unite to End TB

March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day every year.  TB remains an epidemic in much of the world. This is mainly because of challenges in early diagnosis and treatment. Every year 10.4 million people worldwide fall ill with TB and 1.8 million die from the disease. There are approximately 300 Torontonians diagnosed with TB disease each year. 

Today we celebrate the perseverance and strength of those diagnosed with tuberculosis who, by completing treatment, have protected others. View and hear their stories. TB is preventable, treatable, and curable. Unite to End TB!

How can we end the stigma against TB? Send us your thoughts targettb@toronto.ca .

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What happens when you get the flu?

What happens when you get the flu?

Did you ever wonder what happens to your body when you get the flu?

It can take two weeks for you to recover. Learn the facts about the flu and how to stay healthy this season. 

Prevent and Control the Spread of Communicable Diseases

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Hand Hygiene

Hands carry and spread germs. Keeping your hands clean through good hygiene practice is one of the most important steps to avoid getting sick and spreading germs.

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BodySafe

Search inspection results for establishments that provide personal services.  Register for an infection prevention and control course for owners/operators of personal services.  

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Immunization

Information and services to keep our children and citizens healthy and reduce the burden of vaccine preventable diseases. 

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Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is preventable, treatable and curable. Learn how we can work together to stop TB.

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Sexual Health

Toronto Public Health promotes and celebrates healthy sexuality. We provide consultation, support, resources, programming and clinical services.

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For Health Professionals

Toronto Public Health provides timely, accurate, and relevant public health information for physicians and infection control practitioners practising in Toronto. Check out the Health Professional Website.