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Reporting Diseases to Huron Perth Public Health

Many diseases must be reported to the health unit as soon as you are aware of the illness. The health unit will make recommendations and assist you in preventing the spread of diseases to other children in your centre. Observe exposed children who have not had the disease for symptoms during the incubation period.

You are required to report medically diagnosed communicable diseases to the Infectious Disease team at the Huron Perth Public Health at 1.888.221.2133.

Have available the following information when you call:

  • Name of child and parent/guardian
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Physician’s name and telephone number
  • Name of hospital (if child is admitted)
  • Immunization information

Report to the health unit if there is an increase in the number of children ill. This may indicate a potential outbreak. Contact the health unit immediately and review Outbreak Control Measures.

Last modified: February 19, 2020