Posted on Friday, April 28, 2023 10:45 AM
- CMOH Memo: Multidrug resistant (MDR) gonorrhea from the Chief Medical Officer of Health’s Memo containing important information regarding MDR gonorrhea and recommendations to support your clinical care of patients with symptoms consistent with gonorrhea infection. If you identify any patients with MDR gonorrhea infection, please report the infection to Ottawa Public Health (OPH) by calling the Sexually transmitted and bloodborne infections (STBBIs) Reporting Line at (613)-580-2424, extension...
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2023 07:00 AM
To: Ottawa Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Midwifery Leads, Travel Clinics, Walk-in Clinics, Emergency Departments and CHCsDate: April 27, 2023From: Dr. Michelle Foote (Associate Medical Officer of Health)
Multi-Drug Resistant Gonorrhea
Please find attached a memorandum from the Ministry of Health (available only in English) regarding the detection of ceftriaxone non-susceptible gonorrhea in Ontario.
Multi-drug resistant (MDR) strains of Neisseria gonorrhoeae have been...
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2023 06:30 AM
To: Ottawa Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, Walk-in ClinicsDate: April 13, 2023From: Dr. Trevor Arnason, Associate Medical Officer of Health
The Province of Ontario announced April 6, 2023, that those in the following groups at highest risk of severe illness from COVID-19 are recommended to receive a spring booster dose if at least 6 months (168 days) have passed since their last dose or confirmed COVID-19 infection:
- Individuals 65 years and older
- Residents of long-term...
Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 12:30 PM
To: Flu/Other Vaccine ProvidersDate: Thursday, April 6, 2023From: Dr. Michelle Foote (Associate Medical Officer of Health)
The severe weather event of April 5th has caused significant damage and power outages throughout the city. Depending on the duration of the power outage in your area, a cold chain break may have occurred at your location.
- Please check your vaccine fridge(s) when you arrive on site to assess the current, minimum and maximum temperature recordings.
Posted on Tuesday, April 04, 2023 12:30 PM
To: Ottawa Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, Travel Clinics, Walk-in Clinics, Emergency Departments and CHCsDate: April 3, 2023From: Dr. Michelle Foote (Associate Medical Officer of Health)
Ontario has released new guidance for HIV testing, developed by the Ontario HIV Treatment Network, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Public Health Ontario (PHO), the Ontario College of Family Physicians and Ontario-based clinicians and testing providers. A memorandum from...