Zika Virus Infection in the Americas
The Ministry has developed "A Three-Tier Approach to Ebola Virus Disease" to ensure that the health system is prepared to manage patients with EVD in Ontario. This framework has classified hospitals as screening, testing or treatment hospitals.
If you become aware of a patient who has travelled in the past 21 days to or from Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone AND is feeling unwell with symptoms of fever ≥ 38°C, severe headache, muscle pain, diarrhea, vomiting, sore throat, abdominal pain or unexplained bleeding, please refer this individual to the nearest hospital for an assessment and notify the emergency department so that appropriate precautions can be taken. Call local paramedic services if the patient is very ill or has no other means of transport and advise them of the patient's symptoms and travel history.
The local hospital will contact the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, Infectious Diseases Program at 613 345-5685 or 613 283-2740 to report and consult/monitor.
In addition, please contact the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, Infectious Diseases Program at 613 345-5685 or 613 283-2740 if a patient contacts you who has a positive travel history (as above) but NO symptoms. A Public Health Nurse will assess and monitor this individual for 21 days.
Influenza A (H7N9)