Ontario Public Health Standards

Infectious Diseases Protocol, 2013

The Infectious Diseases Protocol, 2013 replaces the 2009 version.

Infectious Diseases Protocol, 2013
16 pages | 107 Kb | PDF format

The Protocol also includes two Appendices:

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapters

Appendix A provides disease-specific direction for the public health management of all reportable diseases.

Appendix B - Provincial Case Definitions

Appendix B provides the provincial surveillance case definitions for all reportable diseases.

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To access an individual disease-specific chapter and/or an individual provincial case definition, click on the hyperlinks in the alphabetical list below. Note: individual disease-specific chapters in Appendix A also include hyperlinks to the case definition and diagnosis in Appendix B.

A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J  K  L   M   N  O   P   Q   R   S   T   U  V   W   X  Y

A

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

Acute Flaccid Paralysis

Appendix A – Disease-Specific Chapter (2013) [PDF] Appendix B – Case Definition (2013) [PDF]

Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFIs)

N/A Appendix B - Case Definition (2013) [PDF]

Amebiasis*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

Anthrax*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2012) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

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B

Botulism*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

Brucellosis*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2012) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

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C

Campylobacter enteritis

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2014) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2014) [PDF]

Chancroid

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2014) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2014) [PDF]

Chickenpox (Varicella)

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2014) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2014) [PDF]

Chlamydia trachomatis infections

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2014) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2014) [PDF]

Cholera

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2014) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2014) [PDF]

Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) outbreaks in public hospitals

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2014) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2014) [PDF]

Cryptosporidiosis*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

Cyclosporiasis*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2011) [PDF]

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D

Diphtheria*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

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E

Encephalitis, including: i) Primary, viral; ii) Post-infectious;
iii) Vaccine-related; iv) Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis,
and v) Unspecified*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

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F

Food poisoning, all causes*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

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G

Gastroenteritis, institutional outbreaks*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

Giardiasis, except asymptomatic cases*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

Gonorrhoea

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2014) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2014) [PDF]

Group A Streptococcal Disease, invasive (iGAS)

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2013) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2013) [PDF]

Group B Streptococcal disease, neonatal

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2014) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2014) [PDF]

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H

Haemophilus influenzae b disease, invasive

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2014) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2014) [PDF]

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2012) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

Hemorrhagic fevers, including: i) Ebola virus disease; ii) Marburg virus disease, and iii) Other viral causes

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2014) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2014) [PDF]

Hepatitis A*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

Hepatitis B*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2012) [PDF]

Hepatitis C*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

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I

Influenza*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2012) [PDF]

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L

Lassa Fever*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2012) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

Legionellosis

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2013) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2013) [PDF]

Leprosy

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2014) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2014) [PDF]

Listeriosis*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

Lyme Disease*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2012) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

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M

Malaria*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

Measles

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2014) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2014) [PDF]

Meningitis, acute: i) bacterial; ii) viral, and iii) other*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

Meningococcal disease, invasive

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2014) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2014) [PDF]

Mumps

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2014) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2014) [PDF]

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O

Ophthalmia neonatorum*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

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P

Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning

Appendix A – Disease-Specific Chapter (2013) [PDF] Appendix B – Case Definition (2013) [PDF]

Paratyphoid Fever*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2012) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

Plague*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2012) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

Pneumococcal disease, invasive*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

Poliomyelitis, acute*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

Psittacosis/Ornithosis*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

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Q

Q Fever*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

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R

Rabies*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

Respiratory infection outbreaks in institutions*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

Rubella

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2013) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2013) [PDF]

Rubella, congenital syndrome

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2013) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2013) [PDF]

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S

Salmonellosis*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2014) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2014) [PDF]

Shigellosis*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

Smallpox*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

Syphilis*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2011) [PDF]

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T

Tetanus

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2014) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2014) [PDF]

Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy, including:
i) Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, all types; ii) Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker Syndrome; iii) Fatal Familial Insomnia, and iv) Kuru*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

Trichinosis*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

Tuberculosis*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

Tularemia*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2012) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

Typhoid Fever*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

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V

Verotoxin-producing E. coli infection indicator conditions, including Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (HUS)*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

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W

West Nile Virus Illness*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

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Y

Yellow Fever*

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2009) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2009) [PDF]

Yersiniosis

Appendix A - Disease-Specific Chapter (2014) [PDF] Appendix B - Case Definition (2014) [PDF]

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*Denotes sections of Appendices A and B that are currently under review. Existing Disease-Specific Chapters and Provincial Case Definitions remain in effect until new versions are published.

To obtain previous versions of the disease-specific chapters and case definitions, please contact us at OPHS.protocols.moh@ontario.ca

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