Toronto Public Health

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Registration Now Open: Have you Herd? Immunization Update 2015

Toronto Public Health cordially invites Toronto physicians to attend: Have You Herd? Immunization Update 2015*.

Space is limited, register before October 14, 2015.

Event Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:15 pm 
Location: North York Memorial Hall: Burgundy Room, 5110 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON

For more information, including learning objectives and how to register, click here
*This program is awaiting accreditation by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to two Mainpro-M1 credits. 

Toronto's First Human Case of West Nile Virus for 2015 Confirmed

MERS-CoV Outbreak in the Republic of Korea (South Korea)

On May 20, 2015, South Korea reported a case of MERS-CoV with recent travel history to the Middle East. This index case has resulted in significant transmission. As of June 12, all cases have been linked to a single chain of transmission and are associated with health care facilities (excluding the index case). Physicians should be alert for patients presenting with signs and symptoms consistent with acute respiratory infections (ARIs).

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Ebola Information for Health Care Professionals

Clinicians should be reminded that although the risk is extremely low Ebola virus disease (EVD) should be considered in the differential diagnosis of febrile persons who have returned from endemic regions or specific local areas of Ebola-affected countries as identified by the  Public Health Agency of Canada.

For the most up to date information on infection prevention and control, lab testing and initial assessment and management of the returning traveller visit the PHO EVD webpage.

Provincial directives, including the Directive for Primary Care, as well as an EVD Screening Tool for Primary Care Settingscan be found at Ministry of Health and Long Term Care EVD page

Toronto Public Health (TPH) has set up an Ebola Information Line for Health Care Professionals at 416-392-5311. The line is staffed during regular business hours Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. After hours, please call 311 and your call will be redirected to the After-hours Manager.