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Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases are caused by contact with germs (bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi) either directly; being in contact with a sick person, or indirectly; from contact with contaminated items such as food or frequently touched surfaces. People who have been in contact with germs that cause infectious diseases can be sick with symptoms or show no symptoms at all.

 
  • Influenza Vaccination ClinicsFind a Flu Shot Clinic
    Get the flu shot! Protect yourself and your family. Find a participating flu shot clinic near you.
  • Chest X-rayInfectious Diseases (A-Z Listing)
    Access the A-Z listing of infectious diseases, which includes fact sheets about chickenpox, fifth’s disease, influenza, etc.
  • Children playing outsideA Guide to Common Infections
    View, download and print A Guide to Common Infections, which provides information about various types of infections.
 

Prevent and Control the Spread of Diseases

The goal of the Infectious Disease Control Team is to prevent and control the spread of diseases through:

 
Infectious Diseases Poster
 

If you have questions about Infectious Diseases and would like to speak with a health professional, please call 519 663-5317 ext. 2330.

 
Date of creation: February 25, 2013
Last modified on: January 7, 2016