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Infectious Disease Program


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999 Balmoral Street
Thunder Bay, ON
P7B 6E7
Phone: (807) 625-5900
Toll-Free: (888) 294-6630
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Infectious Disease Program

Outbreaks in the City of Thunder Bay:

  • Dawson Court - (January 19, 2015) - Officials at the Health Unit and Dawson Court, located at 523 Algoma Street North, have declared a facility-wide outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness.

Outbreaks in the District:

  • Geraldton District Hospital, John Owen Evans Residence - (January 19, 2015) - Officials at the Health Unit and the Geraldton District Hospital, located at 500 Hogarth Ave, Geraldton, ON, have declared an outbreak of respiratory illness in the John Owen Evans Residence only. 

Outbreaks Declared Over:

  • Isabella Retirement Living - (January 21, 2015) - The outbreak of Influenza A at Isabella Retirement Living (1350 Isabella), has been declared over. All restrictions have been lifted.

 

NEWS:

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD): Information

 

Click on the links below to learn more about the Infectious Disease Program.

 

What is the role of the Infectious Disease Program?

The Infectious Disease program at the Health Unit is committed to reducing the incidence of infectious diseases of public health importance within the City of Thunder Bay and District.

Public Health Nurses and Public Health Inspectors work together to:

  • investigate and respond to all reportable infectious diseases in the community, health care facilities, licenced child care centres and schools
  • provide counselling, consultation and health education, and infection control policies and procedures for health care facilities, licenced day care centres and personal service settings (e.g. esthetic salons)
  • manage the outbreaks of illness, in collaboration with the health care facility  
  • increase the public’s knowledge of the importance of infection prevention and control practices by developing and delivering public education campaigns (e.g. importance of hand washing)
  • monitor and analyze disease trends in the community

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What infectious diseases are reportable to the Health Unit?

For a complete list of reportable diseases, please click here.

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How can I contact the Infectious Disease Program?

Please call 625-8318 or toll-free 1-888-294-6630. ext. 8318.

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Last Updated: 1/21/2015

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