Toronto Public Health
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In 2010 the World Health Organization made World Hepatitis Day one of only 4 disease-specific world health days due to the global burden of viral hepatitis.
It is estimated that 1 in 12 people globally are infected with either hepatitis B or C.
Learn more about these diseases, including who needs testing and advice on follow-up, with the following resources:
Hepatitis B management - quick reference guide (PDF)
Hepatitis C management - quick reference guide (PDF)
Public Health Agency of Canada, Canada Communicable Disease Report: Summary of the Primary Care Management of Hepatitis B - Quick Reference
Fact Sheets for Your Patients:
Toronto Public Health has recently updated and revised the parent resource Breastfeeding Your Baby to reflect the changes in the Breastfeeding Protocols for Health Care Providers (2013). The Breastfeeding Your Baby booklet is intended for use by health care providers to educate and support breastfeeding families of healthy term infants.
The Nicotine Dependence Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has launched a new smoking cessation treatment research study for residents of Ontario. This study will provide 12 weeks of medication at no cost to help participants quit smoking. For more information, including enrollment details.
Multi-component meningococcal serogroup B (4CMenB) vaccine may be considered on an individual basis, for persons two months of age or older. The vaccine will protect against invasive meningococcal disease caused by serogroup B Neisseria meningitidis. Refer to NACI statement for more information.
Clinicians should be reminded that although the risk is extremely low, viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) should be considered in the differential diagnosis of febrile persons who have returned from endemic regions or specific local areas of a country where VHF cases have recently occurred (e.g. West African countries including Guinea and Liberia). Additional information on clinical features and diagnostic testing for VHF are included in the Update for Clinicians, from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC).
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