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Emergency Planning and Preparedness

Important Health Notices

This information requires knowledgeable interpretation and is intended primarily for use by health care workers and facilities/organizations providing health care including pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, community-based health care service providers and pre-hospital emergency services.

Important Health Notices are issued by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in response to abnormal events that require ministry direction or instruction.

Health care providers can receive important health notices through email and/or fax at the following link: eHealthOntario.ca

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2012
December 17 Information for Health Workers and Health Sector Employers : Novel Coronavirus nCoV-EMC English [PDF]
French [PDF]
September 27 Information for Health Workers and Health Sector Employers : Novel Coronavirus English [PDF]
French [PDF]
April 19 Suspect Cases of Botulism in Peel Region English [PDF]
French [PDF]
2010
April 14 Information for Health Care Professionals - Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Update English [PDF]
French [PDF]
March 16 Information for Health Care Providers - Listeriosis English [PDF]
French [PDF]
2009
November 13 Information for Health Care Providers - pH1N1 Update English [PDF]
November 12 pH1N1 - Access to Supplies & Equipment English [PDF]
French [PDF]
November 2 pH1N1 - Primary Health Care Services and Supports English [PDF]
French [PDF]
October 22 pH1N1 - Access to Supplies & Equipment English [PDF]
October 14 pH1N1 Update English [PDF]
French [PDF]
August 18 H1N1 Update English [PDF]
French [PDF]
August 5 Listeriosis English [PDF]
July 13 Reduction in the Supply of Medical Isotopes - Update English [PDF]
French [PDF]
June 11 H1N1 Flu Virus Update English [PDF]
French [PDF]
June 4 H1N1 Flu Virus Update English [PDF]
French [PDF]
June 1 Reduction in the Supply of Medical Isotopes - Update English [PDF]
May 20 Reduction in the Supply of Medical Isotopes English [PDF]
  Guidelines for the Prioritization of Procedures Employing TC-99m  English [PDF]
May 19 H1N1 Flu Virus Update English [PDF]
French [PDF]
May 14 H1N1 Flu Virus Update English [PDF]
French [PDF]
May 7 H1N1 Flu Virus Update English [PDF]
French [PDF]
  Information on the Novel H1N1 Influenza Virus for Primary Care Practitioners English [PDF]
  Information on Novel H1N1 Influenza A - Frequently Asked Questions for Primary Care Practitioners English [PDF]
May 5 H1N1 Flu Virus Update English [PDF]
French [PDF]
  Guidance for Influenza-like illness (ILI) Management in Long-Term Care (LTC) English [PDF]
May 3 H1N1 Flu Virus Update English [PDF]
French [PDF]
May 2 Swine Influenza Update English [PDF]
French [PDF]
April 30 Swine Influenza Update English [PDF]
French [PDF]
  Guidance for Clinical Care of Patients: Ambulatory Setting English [PDF]
April 28 Swine Influenza Update English [PDF]
French [PDF]
  Screening Tool for Influenza-like Illness in the Emergency Department English [PDF]
  Screening Tool for Influenza-like Illness in Ambulatory Care English [PDF]
  Clinical Guidelines for Management of Patients with ILI in Emergency Departments English [PDF]
  Clinical Guidelines for Management of Patients with ILI in Ambulatory Settings English [PDF]
April 26 Management of Patients Presenting with Influenza-Like illness (ILI) in the Ambulatory Care Setting English [PDF]
French [PDF]
  Appendix 1: Sample Case Findings/Surveillance form English [PDF]
French [PDF]
  Signage for Ambulatory Settings English [PDF]
French [PDF]
April 23 Clusters of Severe Respiratory Illness in Mexico English [PDF]
French [PDF]
  Appendix 2: Sample Case Findings/Surveillance form English [PDF]
French [PDF]
  BCCDC Influenza Antiviral Interim Options English [PDF]
2006
Oct 8 Two Confirmed Cases of Botulism in Toronto English [PDF]
Sept 16 Possible Food Contamination by E. coli and Salmonella Bacteria English [PDF]
French [PDF]
July 21 Canadians returning from Lebanon English [PDF]
2005
Dec 06 Test of Alert Notification System and Update on Influenza and Infection Surveillance English [PDF]
Nov 07 Measles Cases in Ontario English [PDF]
French [PDF]
Oct 07 FRI Outbreak in Toronto Nursing Home English [PDF]
French [PDF]
Oct 05 FRI Outbreak in Toronto Nursing Home English [PDF]
French [PDF]
Oct 03 FRI Outbreak in Toronto Nursing Home English [PDF]
French [PDF]
Oct 01 FRI Outbreak in Toronto Nursing Home English [PDF]
French [PDF]
May 03 Rubella Outbreak in Southern Ontario English [PDF]
French [PDF]
April 12 Marburg Viral Haemorrhagic Fever Outbreak in Northern Angola English [PDF]
French [PDF]
Feb 28 Update on Influenza English [PDF]
French [PDF]
Jan 10 Update on Avian Influenza A (H5N1) in Asia English [PDF]
French [PDF]
Jan 6 Immunization and Health Information : Travellers in Tsunami-Affected Areas English [PDF]
French [PDF]
2004
Sept 28 Update on Avian Influenza A (H5N1) in Asia and Surveillance Recommendations English [PDF]
French [PDF]
Aug 23 Update on Avian Influenza A (H5N1) in Asia and Surveillance Recommendations English [PDF]
French [PDF]
April 23 New SARS Cases in China English [PDF]
French [PDF]
April 8 Update on H7 Avian Influenza Virus in British Columbia   [PDF] English [PDF]
Feb 20 Update on H7 Avian Influenza Virus in British Columbia English [PDF]
French [PDF]
Feb 13 Update on Avian Flu English [PDF]
French [PDF]
Feb 6 Update on Ministry Response to Avian Influenza in Asia English [PDF]
French [PDF]
Jan 30 Update on Avian Influenza in Asia and Sporadic cases of SARS in China English [PDF]
French [PDF]
Jan 23 Update on SARS in China and Avian Influenza situation English [PDF]
French [PDF]
Jan 16 Update on Avian Influenza situation English [PDF]
French [PDF]
Jan 7 Update on Global SARS Situation English [PDF]
French [PDF]
2003
Dec 23 Infection Control and Surveillance Standards Web Cast on January 09, 2004 [PDF]

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Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Emergency Management Branch
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Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 2B1
Fax : 416-212-4466
TTY : 1-800-387-5559
E-mail : emergencymanagement.moh@ontario.ca

 

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