Our Infection Control team works to monitor and prevent infectious illnesses and outbreaks commonly spread by young woman conducting an inspectioncontaminated food, water, insects or animals.

In this guideline you will find information about how to manage infectious diseases in schools, when and where to report a disease, the information that you are legally required to provide, and Public Health's role in this regard: Guidelines for Prevention and Management of Infectious Diseases in Schools

You may also want to check this fact sheet for information on seasonal viral infections: Seasonal Viral Infections Common in Schools

Our infection control activities and services include:

  • Inspections, investigation and follow-up of Reportable Diseases transmitted through food, water, insects or animals
  • Providing education and responding to infection control complaints and outbreaks of infectious illness both in the community and in health care settings
  • Responding to potential exposure to Rabies virus. Public Health conducts investigations of animal bite or animal contact cases. Complete the following form if you or a student have been bitten or scratched by an animal: Animal bite/contact report
  • Health Protection and Investigation Division Public Health Inspector on-call line: 519-575-4400 for reporting diseases designated in the guidelines, enteric outbreaks or to obtain information on cleaning/sanitation guidelines, water quality and safe food handling