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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.

Infectious Disease Control

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:


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

Date of creation: February 25, 2013
Last modified on: June 24, 2020