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Clarification of Updated Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance and New LabRequisition

Posted Wednesday, February 12, 2020

To: Ottawa Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Walk-In Clinics, Travel Clinics, Community Health Centres, Emergency Departments, Infection Control, HEPCO
From: Dr. Monir Taha, Associate Medical Officer of Health
Date: February 12, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Ontario’s Ministry of Health provided clarification concerning their updated guidance for novel coronavirus, about which we communicated with you yesterday (February 11, 2020).

The Ontario Ministry of Health is recommending a differential...

Updated Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Guidance

Posted Tuesday, February 11, 2020

To: Ottawa Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Walk-In Clinics, Travel Clinics, Community Health Centres, Emergency Departments, Infection Control, HEPCO
From: Dr. Monir Taha, Associate Medical Officer of Health
Date: February 11, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

The Novel Coronavirus situation and Ontario Ministry of Health recommendations are evolving rapidly. Please check Ottawa Public Health’s (OPH) Physician and Health Care Professionals Coronavirus web page frequently for updates or...

New Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Guidance for Primary Care Providers in a Community Setting

Posted Wednesday, January 29, 2020

To: Ottawa Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Emergency Departments, Acute Care IPAC, Walk-in and Travel Clinics, Community Health Centres, HEPCO, LHIN
From: Dr. Monir Taha, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Ottawa Public Health
Date: January 29, 2020

Attached are documents issued by the Ontario Ministry of Health for primary care providers to guide preparation for and management of patients who may have novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Highlights include:

Updated Case Definition on...

Wuhan Novel Coronavirus Resources

Posted Thursday, January 23, 2020

To: All Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Emergency Departments, Hospital IPAC, Walk-in Clinics
From: Dr. Monir Taha, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Ottawa Public Health
Date: January 23, 2020

Ottawa Public Health is following the lead of the Ontario Ministry of Health, Public Health Ontario (PHO, including PIDAC), and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) in responding to Wuhan novel coronavirus (Wuhan-nCoV). For web-links describing Wuhan-nCoV and the general situation,...

Rabies PEP shortage over: RabIg sparing measures no longer in effect

Posted Monday, December 23, 2019

To: Ottawa Family Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, ER Physicians, Emergency Departments, ID Physicians
From: Dr. Monir Taha, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Ottawa Public Health
Date: December 23, 2019

The Ministry of Health has informed Ottawa Public Health that the supply of rabies immune globulin (RabIg) has been replenished and remains stable. Therefore, the Ministry has asked that the administration of rabies immune globulin return to previous regular practices using the...

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