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Northwestern Health Unit
Infectious Diseases

  • Works to optimize vaccine use and to control infectious diseases
  • Reports diseases to the Ministry of Health (mandatory reportable diseases, under the Health Protection and Promotion Act)
  • Provides listing of reportable diseases
  • Implements specific measures to control the spread of a disease during an outbreak
  • Provides guidelines to schools and daycares on diseases within facilities
  • Collaborates on infection control policies and procedures in all acute and long-term care facilities
Tuberculosis (TB) Control
  • Provides free tuberculosis skin tests and treatment
  • Offers case management, information and resources
Participates in the following groups and/or committees:
  • Infection Control Committees: improves coordination of emergency preparedness and contingency planning in the event of an outbreak
  • Northwestern Ontario Regional Infection Control Network (RICN): a network of infection control committees
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
No restrictions
Application Process
No application process
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Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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