Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Communications to Health Care Providers
Cholera - December 10, 2010
The ongoing cholera epidemic in Haiti could lead to the occurrence of cholera cases in other countries, as has already happened in the Dominican Republic. Given the high mobility of people from this region of the Americas, it is possible that cases of cholera could also be imported into Canada.
In preparation for the possibility of imported cholera cases in Ontario, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (The Ministry) and the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (OAHPP) are providing the following documents to assist the public and the health care community with the appropriate and timely detection, treatment, and reporting of possible cases:
Physicians are requested to ask potential cases about any history of travel to Haiti or the Dominican Republic within five days of symptom onset.
The MOHLTC periodically distributes information to health care providers through Ontario Local Public Health Agencies such as Toronto Public Health. This information can be found above. For additional MOHLTC information that may not have been circulated through Toronto Public Health check the MOHLTC Health Care Providers website.