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Infectious diseases are illnesses caused by microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses and parasites which may cause serious illness or be transmitted to large numbers of individuals.

Below you will find key Public Health services and resources for prevention and management of infectious diseases.


Grades K to 12:

Grades 9 to 12:

Curriculum resources

Through your Board's courier you can borrow and return resources with lesson plan ideas, games, models, DVDs, posters, and more from the Public Health Resource Centre.

Click on the links below to discover resources by grade in our catalogue. To request a resource: click on the resource in the catalogue and select Request, or contact us at 519-575-4400 ext. 2256, or

You can also order Pamphlets that are available to keep

Fact sheets, guidelines, legislation, definitions...

Diseases Fact Sheets and Resources

For information about other reportable diseases not included here visit:

Ontario Public Health Standards - Infectious Diseases Protocol 2013

For additional information about Vaccine Preventable Diseases visit the Immunization webpage.

For additional information about Sexually Transmitted Diseases visit the Sexual Health webpage.

Public Health Reports

Check here for updated statistics and reports related to infectious diseases.