Toronto Public Health
The goal of the Health Professionals website is to provide you with timely, accurate, and relevant local public health information. Resources are primarily targeted at physicians and infection control practitioners practising in Toronto.
Botulism risk with baby food recall
Toronto Public Health provides guidance for health care providers following a baby food recall due to botulism risk.
Mumps cases among young adults in Toronto
Since January 2017, there have been an increased number of mumps cases in Toronto and Ontario. Health professionals should consider testing for mumps in symptomatic young adults, regardless of their vaccination history. Suspected cases of mumps can be reported to TPH's surveillance unit at 416-392-7411 during work hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday) or at 3-1-1 after hours.
News and Announcements
Please refer to Influenza for Health Professionals for detailed information.
For more information:
- January Communiqué on the 2016-2017 Influenza Season
- NACI Statement on Seasonal Influenza Vaccine for 2016-2017
- NACI Addendum on LAIV use in children and adolescents
- NACI Addendum on flu vaccines in egg allergic individuals
Updated January 26, 2017
Toronto is experiencing a significant increase in the number of reported cases of infectious syphilis and lymphogranuloma venereum in men who have sex with men (MSM). Health care providers are reminded about the importance of regularly testing MSM who may be engaging in unprotected anal or oral sex for sexually transmitted infections.
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) issued an updated travel notice recommending that pregnant women and those considering becoming pregnant avoid travel to areas where the Zika virus is circulating. More information about Zika virus, including testing indications.
- Publicly Funded Immunization Schedules for Ontario
- Bed Bugs
- Breastfeeding E-Learning Modules
- Cancer Prevention and Screening
- Enteric Outbreak Management
- Grade 7 & 8 Immunization and Vaccines
- Harm Reduction Services
- Rabies and Animal Bites/Exposures
- Respiratory Outbreak Management
- Vaccine Storage and Handling
- Zika Virus