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New Measles Case in Ottawa, May 22, 2019

Posted Thursday, May 23, 2019

To: Ottawa Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives

From: Dr. Robin Taylor, Associate Medical Officer of Health

Subject: New Measles Case in Ottawa

A new case of measles, that may be associated with international travel, has been reported to Ottawa Public Health. This case is not related to the two prior cases of measles identified in April 2019. Secondary cases from this new measles exposure could occur any time until June 9, 2019.

Ottawa Public Health is following up with the identified...

XDR S. Typhi in Pakistan

Posted Monday, May 13, 2019

To: Family physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Infectious Diseases specialists, ER physicians, ER departments, Microbiologists, Laboratories, Travel Clinics
From: Dr. Monir Taha, Associate Medical Officer of Health
Subject: XDR S. Typhi in Pakistan

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has shared the following information with Ottawa Public Health. As travellers exposed to extensively drug resistant Salmonella entericaserotype Typhi (XDR S. Typhi) associated with an...

Ottawa Area Flooding and Tetanus Vaccination

Posted Wednesday, May 08, 2019

To: Family Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Emergency Room Physicians, and Emergency Departments
From: Dr. Monir Taha, Associate Medical Officer of Health
Subject: Ottawa Area Flooding and Tetanus Vaccination

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has received questions related to the risk of tetanus for individuals involved in the flood response. In the coming weeks your patients may approach you with a flood-related injury or to determine if their vaccination for tetanus is up to date....

Cryptosporidiosis

Posted Wednesday, April 24, 2019

To: Family physicians, Infectious diseases specialists, Emergency physicians, Emergency Departments
From: Dr. Monir Taha, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Ottawa Public Health
Subject: Cryptosporidiosis

Ottawa Public Health has received an elevated number of laboratory reports of cryptosporidiosis in recent weeks. Cases have in common a visit to a farm—withfarm/domestic animals—with food service, but with suboptimal hand hygiene facilities. Please consider cryptosporidiosis...

Update on measles case in Ottawa

Posted Friday, April 05, 2019

To: Ottawa Physicians
From: Dr. Robin Taylor, Associate Medical Officer of Health
Subject: Update on measles case in Ottawa

Dear Colleagues,

We are contacting you to provide an update regarding the case of measles in Ottawa. We have received questions specifically related to offering MMR immunizations for infants aged 6-12 months. At this time, Ottawa Public Health is NOT recommending any change to the Ontario Immunization schedule. Routinely, infants aged 6-12 months should...

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