Our Infectious Disease Prevention Department is responsible for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Tuberculosis Prevention Control, and the Emergency Preparedness Program.
Infectious Disease Prevention and Control
The goal of this program is to prevent or reduce the burden of infectious diseases of public health importance. This is done by identifying cases/outbreaks early, so public health measures can be implemented to prevent and manage further transmission.
Public Health Nurses follow-up all reportable disease cases and contacts, except sexually transmitted infections, in Windsor and Essex County.
Public Health Nurses and Public Health Inspectors work together to manage outbreaks in facilities and to provide advice, resources, education and inspections.
For more information, please call at 519-258-2146 ext. 1420.
Tuberculosis Prevention Control
The goal of this program is to prevent or reduce the burden of tuberculosis (TB).
Public Health Nurses manage all active TB cases and contacts, those with latent TB infection (LTBI), individuals who have been identified by Citizenship and Immigration Canada as being high risk for progression from LTBI active TB disease, and dispense medication to both active TB cases and those with LTBI. Public Health Nurses also provide educational support to both health care professionals and the general public.
For more information, please call at 519-258-2146 ext. 1777.