Toronto Public Health works with health care professionals to manage outbreaks, and apply effective public health strategies to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases.

To report a suspected or confirmed outbreak, call your Toronto Public Health Liaison. After hours (after 4:30 p.m., weekends and holidays) call 3-1-1 or 416-392-CITY (2489).

Respiratory Outbreaks

The purpose of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) Control of Respiratory Infection Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Homes guide is to provide long-term care homes (LTCHs), acute care facilities (ACFs), retirement homes, chronic care and rehabilitation facilities with detailed information on measures to detect, report, manage, and further reduce morbidity and mortality associated with respiratory outbreaks.

Outbreak Forms

Specimen Collection

Signage

Additional Resources

Enteric Outbreaks

The purpose of this guide is to provide long-term care homes (LTCHs) and other institutions such as acute care facilities (ACFs), retirement homes, and chronic care and rehabilitation facilities with detailed information on measures necessary to detect, report, manage, and further reduce morbidity and mortality associated with enteric outbreaks.

Outbreak forms

Specimen Collection

Signage

Additional Resources

C-difficile

Enteric

Respiratory

Influenza information

Respiratory educational material

Other Infection Control Resources