Reporting a communicable disease

Timely reporting of diseases of public health significance is essential for their control. If you suspect or have confirmation of the following specified diseases and events (as per Ontario Regulation 135/18 and amendments under the Health Protection and Promotion Act) please report them to the local Medical Officer of Health:

Diseases (either suspected or confirmed) marked with an asterisk (*) are reportable immediately by telephone. All other diseases are reported the next business day by fax or phone.

How to report

Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm: Call 613-580-2424, extension 24224 or fax 613-580-9640

After hours, on weekends, or holidays: Call 3-1-1

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs): Call 613-580-2424, extension 12580 or fax 613-580-2831

List of reportable communicable diseases

Diseases (either suspected or confirmed) marked with an asterisk (*) are reportable immediately by telephone.

A generic reporting form is available for your convenience

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A

*Acute flaccid paralysis

*Acute respiratory infection (ARI) with one of the following: travel history to a country with a Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) travel health notice for respiratory infection OR contact with someone with a travel history to a country with a PHAC travel health notice for respiratory infection

*Adverse event following immunization (AEFI)

AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) 

Amebiasis (Entamoeba histolytica)

* Anthrax

B

* Bites or exposures to potentially rabid animals

Blastomycosis

* Botulism

* Brucellosis

Campylobacter enteritis

Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) infection or colonization

Chancroid

Chickenpox (Varicella)

Chlamydia trachomatis infections

* Cholera

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) outbreaks in public hospitals

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, all types

Cryptosporidiosis

Cyclosporiasis

* Diphtheria

Echinococcus multilocularis infection

Encephalitis (primary viral, post-infectious, unspecified, SSPE)

* Food poisoning

* Gastroenteritis outbreaks in institutions and public hospitals

Giardiasis, except asymptomatic cases

Gonorrhoea

* Group A Streptococcal infections, invasive

Group B Streptococcal disease, neonatal

* Haemophilus influenzae disease, all types, invasive

* Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome

* Hemorrhagic fevers, including: (Ebola virus disease, Marburg virus disease. Lassa fever and other viral causes)

* Hepatitis A, viral

Hepatitis B, viral

Hepatitis C, viral

HIV infection

Influenza

Legionellosis

Leprosy

Listeriosis

Lyme Disease

* Measles

* Meningitis, acute, including: bacterial, viral and other

* Meningococcal disease, invasive

* Mumps 

Ophthalmia neonatorum 

* Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning

* Paratyphoid Fever

* Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

* Plague

Pneumococcal disease, invasive

* Poliomyelitis, acute

Psittacosis/Ornithosis 

Q fever

* Rabies

* Respiratory outbreaks in institutions and public hospitals

* Rubella

Rubella, congenital syndrome

Salmonellosis

* Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

* Shigellosis

* Smallpox

Syphillis 

* Tetanus

Trichinosis

Tuberculosis

* Tularemia

* Typhoid Fever 

* Verotoxin-producing E. coli infections including Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS)

West Nile Virus illness

Yersiniosis 

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