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Keeping Ottawa measles-free (February 2019)

  • The recent outbreak of measles involving schoolchildren in British Columbia may lead to concerns among patients in Ottawa.
  • Reassuringly, immunization coverage against measles in Ottawa is high.
  • OPH offers pointers concerning the prevention and investigation of measles, including easy reporting of suspected cases by phone.

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Update: New resource for ordering pharyngeal and rectal gonorrhea and chlamydia tests (February 2019)

  • Physicians and nurse practitioners can order pharyngeal and rectal cultures and nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT) for gonorrhea and chlamydia in Ottawa.
  • As gonorrhea and chlamydia co-occur, Ottawa Public Health recommends co-testing as part of routine care.
  • Find specific testing information and direct links to forms on OPH website.

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Order a FREE Condom Dispensing Kit for Your Waiting Room (February 2019)

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New Canada Food Guide: Highlights and Resources for Health Professionals and Patients (February 2019)

  • The new Canada’s food guide released by Health Canada on January 22, 2019 highlights healthy food choices and suggests practical ways to support healthy eating habits.
  • Health Canada has created resources to guide the general public in adopting healthy eating patterns and to help health professionals support them in this process.

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Accredited Online Course : Education Program for Immunization Competencies (EPIC) (February 2019)

  • Revised and redesigned Canadian online, interactive course intended for all health professionals who deliver vaccines.
  • Accredited for 22.5 Maintenance of Certification Section 3 study credits. Learn at your own pace.
  • Register Here.

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