Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 09:19 AM
To: Ottawa Physicians and Nurse Practitioners, Emergency Departments and Walk-in Clinics, IPAC teams
Date: August 21, 2023
From: Dr. Robin Taylor, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Ottawa Public Health
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Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is writing to heighten your awareness of the possibility of illness from West Nile virus (WNV) infection in Ottawa. OPH has received the first positive...
Posted on Friday, August 18, 2023 11:53 AM
To: Ottawa Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Travel Clinics and Walk-in Clinics
Date: August 18, 2023
From: Dr. Laura Bourns, Associate Medical Officer of Health
This public health alert is to inform you of a return of mpox activity locally in Ottawa.
OPH has recently received reports of two confirmed cases of mpox (previously known as monkeypox), with presumed local acquisition. Prior to these cases, the last confirmed case of mpox in Ottawa was in October 2022.
Please be aware of the...
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2023 01:59 PM
To: Ottawa Physicians and Nurse Practitioners, Emergency Departments, Walk-in Clinics, Travel Clinics
Date: 27 July 2023
From: Dr. Monir Taha, Associate Medical Officer of Health
We are writing to inform you that the Ontario Ministry of Health recently made anaplasmosis (human granulocytic anaplasmosis), babesiosis, and Powassan virus disease reportable.
Anaplasma phagocytophilum (a tick-borne intracellular bacteria), Babesia microti (a tick-borne intracellular protozoan parasite), and Powassan virus
Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 09:41 AM
To: Ottawa Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Travel Clinics, Walk-in Clinics
Date: July 17, 2023
From: Dr. Laura Bourns (Associate Medical Officer of Health)
Due to the lower rates of COVID-19, high vaccination rates, and decreasing demand for COVID-19 rapid antigen tests (RATs), the province started winding down the Rapid Antigen Test Public Distribution Program on June 30, 2023.
To support ongoing access to COVID-19 testing, in particular for people who may be eligible for COVID-19...
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 12:06 PM
To: Ottawa Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Midwifery Leads, Travel Clinics, Walk-in Clinics, and other Vaccine Providers
Date: July 12, 2023
From: Dr. Michelle Foote (Associate Medical Officer of Health)
Updated COVID-19 vaccine guidance
Ontario has updated its COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance as of July 7, 2023. Key updates include:
- Bivalent mRNA vaccines are recommended to be used for primary series initiation or completion in individuals 6 months and older. Monovalent mRNA vaccine...