Infectious Diseases

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Communicable Diseases

The Communicable Disease Control Report is an annual release of information on the patterns and trends of the infectious diseases in the North Bay Parry Sound District. Diseases highlighted in the report have been chosen because they were noted as being common in our district, or because there are notably more or less cases compared with the province of Ontario.

Influenza

2018/2019 Influenza Season

2017/2018 Influenza Season Summary Report

  • In the 2017/18 influenza season, 297 cases of laboratory confirmed influenza occurred within the Health Unit region, with one of the highest reported influenza rates within Ontario. This high rate could be partially attributed to the comparatively higher rate of specimens submitted for influenza testing within the Health Unit region, which was triple the Ontario rate.
  • Within the past five influenza seasons (2013/14 to 2017/18), children aged 4 years or younger, and seniors aged 65 years or older had the highest lab-confirmed influenza rates of all age groups in the Health Unit region. Age-specific rates across all age groups in the Health Unit region are double the Ontario rates.
  • The median percentage of hospital staff immunized with the seasonal influenza vaccines continues to be higher in the Health Unit region compared to Ontario. This median percentage of long-term care home staff immunized continues to be similar between the Health Unit region and Ontario.
  • Most of the respiratory outbreaks in 2017/18 in the Health Unit region occurred in long-term care homes, as in previous seasons.
  • Read the full report - 2017/2018 Influenza Summary (April 2019)

Sexually Transmitted and Bloodborne Infections 

  • Hepatitis C in the NBPSDHU region by gender, age, and year between 2007-2016 (Jul. 2017)
  • Chlamydia in the NBPSDHU region by gender, age, and year between 2006-2015 (Dec. 2016)
  • Gonorrhea in the NBPSDHU region by gender, age, and year between 2006-2015 (Dec. 2016)
  • Hepatitis B in the NBPSDHU region by gender, age, and year between 2006-2015 (Dec. 2016)
  • HIV/AIDS in the NBPSDHU region by gender, age, and year between 2006-2015 (Nov. 2016)
  • Syphilis in the NBPSDHU region by gender, age, and year between 2006-2015 (Dec. 2016)

North Bay

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705-474-1400

Parry Sound

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705-746-5801

Burk's Falls

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