Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases remain the leading cause of death world-wide.

Under provincial law, certain infectious diseases in Waterloo Region must be reported to Public Health.

For a complete list of Reportable Diseases, click here.  

Also, click here for Ebola information.

Programs and services

Programs and services related to infectious diseases include:

Infectious diseases continue to require local prevention, monitoring and case management.

Resources and links

Guidelines for Prevention and Management of Infectious Diseases in Schools

Managing Infections and Exclusion Guidelines for Child Care Providers and Schools

For detailed reports on infectious diseases in Waterloo Region go to AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), Vaccine Preventable Disease, or Infectious Diseases section on our website.

For information and visuals on how to collect a nasopharyngeal specimen for bordetella pertussins or other respiratory viruses, check the Nasopharyngeal Swab (NP) Procedure guidelines.

For further information on common infectious diseases, check the Canadian Paediatric Society (PHAC) website.

For information on the Influenza reportable disease surveillance reports, check the Influenza Surveillance Bulletins section on our website.

Fifth Disease and Pregnancy

Invasive Pneumococcal Disease