Alerts and clinical guidance

Public Health Sudbury & Districts provides timely information to health care providers regarding critical issues that can affect the health of the public and to recommend actions health care providers can take to prevent and manage these public health risks.

Advisory Alerts issued by Public Health Sudbury & Districts

Date issued (YYYY-MM-DD)TitleTopic
2019-08-13Locally-acquired cyclosporiasis in Ontario
Infectious diseases
2019-07-29Rabies vaccine and immunoglobulin shortagesVaccine-preventable diseases
2019-05-22Enhanced Surveillance for Pertussis (whooping cough)Vaccine-preventable diseases
2019-05-14Infectious Syphilis Cases Increasing LocallySexual health
2019-05-14Extensively Drug Resistant S. Typhi in Ontario Travellers Returning from PakistanVaccine-preventable diseases
2019-04-24Increasing Influenza A (H3N2) Activity in the Public Health Sudbury & Districts areaVaccine-preventable diseases
2019-03-25Shortage of erythromycin ophthalmic ointment

Screening Algorithm (PDF, 526 KB)

Response to Lab Results Algorithm (PDF, 522 KB)
Vaccine-preventable diseases
2019-03-07Provincial Supply of Zostavax® II VaccineVaccine-preventable diseases
2019-01-24Influenza Vaccine Availability in the Public Health Sudbury & Districts Area
Vaccine-preventable diseases
2019-01-14Ophthalmia Neonatorum and Erythromycin Ophthalmic Ointment ShortageVaccine-preventable diseases
2018-12-27Influenza updates including testing availability in the Public Health Sudbury & Districts areaVaccine-preventable diseases
2018-11-26Discontinuation of the Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids Adsorbed and Inactivated Poliomyelitis (Td-IPV) VaccineVaccine-preventable diseases
2018-11-20Influenza vaccines for seniors during the 2018/19 influenza seasonVaccine-preventable diseases
2018-10-23Acute flaccid myelitis – Summary and current Ontario situationInfectious diseases
2018-10-05Listeriosis outbreak

Infectious diseases
2018-10-04Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP): Influenza Vaccine Product Availability for the 2018/19 Season
Vaccine-preventable diseases
2018-07-30Vaccine recall in ChinaVaccine-preventable diseases
2018-07-17Rotavirus vaccine changes
Vaccine-preventable diseases
2018-07-13Locally-acquired cyclosporiasis in Ontario
Infectious diseases
2018-07-04Enhanced Surveillance for Pertussis (whooping cough)
Vaccine-preventable diseases
2018-05-30Updates to the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA)

Diseases of Public Health Significance [PDF, 364 KB]
Infectious diseases
Vaccine-preventable diseases
2018-03-20Healthy Growth Initiative

What is BORN? [PDF, 519 KB]
Healthy Growth Initiative
2018-03-09Varicella Activity Among Post-Secondary StudentsVaccine-preventable diseases
2018-01-29Use of quadrivalent influenza vaccine (QIV) during the remainder of the 2017/18 influenza seasonVaccine-preventable diseases
2017-11-06Update on Provincial Vaccine Preventable Disease Outbreaks and Recommended Vaccines
Vaccine-preventable diseases
2017-11-03First Case of Confirmed Influenza Reported in the Sudbury & District Health Unit Area
Vaccine-preventable diseases
2017-10-06DTaP-IPV being replaced with DTaP-IPV-Hib
Vaccine-preventable diseases
2017-09-17Enhanced Surveillance for MumpsVaccine-preventable diseases
2017-09-09Cluster of Pediatric Blastomycosis Cases
Infectious diseases
Lyme disease (letter from the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care)

English letter [PDF, 99 KB]

French letter [PDF, 138 KB]
Infectious diseases
2017-07-14Provincial Cyclospora outbreak Infectious diseases
2017-04-04Measles Activity in Toronto and PeelVaccine-preventable diseases
2017-03-09Spectinomycin ShortageSexual health
2016-11-23First Case of Confirmed Influenza Reported in the Sudbury & District Health Unit AreaVaccine-preventable diseases
2016-11-07Antiviral medications for the prevention and treatment of seasonal influenzaVaccine-preventable diseases
2016-11-012016/17 Influenza vaccination recommendations for childrenVaccine-preventable diseases
2016-10-06Reminder re: publicly funded shingles immunization programVaccine-preventable diseases
2016-09-15Publicly funded shingles immunization programVaccine-preventable diseases
2016-06-24Enhanced surveillance for pertussis (whooping cough) Vaccine-preventable diseases
2016-04-23Multi-province hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen berriesVaccine-preventable disease
2016-04-18Multi-province hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen berriesVaccine-preventable disease
2016-04-16Multi-province hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen berriesVaccine-preventable diseases
2016-02-04Zika virus infection: laboratory testing information (Public Health Ontario) Infectious diseases
2015-11-30Influenza confirmed in the Sudbury & District Health Unit areaVaccine-preventable diseases
2015-11-12Syrian refugee crisisMemorandum
2015-11-09Administration of Flumist® (Pharmacists)Immunization
2015-11-06Confirmed case of Tularemia in Sudbury DistrictInfectious diseases
2015-10-09Universal influenza immunization program materialsImmunization
2015-09-15Surveillance information for Enterovirus D68Respiratory
2015-08-19Memo: Meningitis World Scout Jamboree in Japan August 19, 2015 (PDF, 83 KB)

Meningococcal Fact Sheet (PDF, 181 KB)

Meningococcal Fact Sheet (French) (PDF 182 KB)
Vaccine-preventable diseases
2015-06-24PHO Rounds: EV-D68 in Ontario: What happened in 2014 and what’s next?PHO Rounds: Microbiology
2015-06-04Temporary shortage of DTaP-IPV (Infanrix®-IPV or Quadracel®)Immunization
2015-04-30Updated 2015 publicly funded immunization schedules for OntarioImmunization
2015-03-24Immunization requirements for school attendanceImmunization
2015-02-06Measles vaccination schedule detailsVaccine-preventable diseases
2015-02-04Measles activity in TorontoVaccine-preventable diseases
2015-02-01Confirmed case of Invasive Group A Streptococcal Infection in ChapleauVaccine-preventable diseases
2015-01-29Hepatitis A exposure at Casey's Bar & Grill, 1070 Kingsway Boulevard, Sudbury Vaccine-preventable diseases
2015-01-14Influenza season: antiviral supply and orderingVaccine-preventable diseases
2015-01-07Increased influenza activity in Sudbury & District Health Unit areaVaccine-preventable diseases
2014-12-122014-2015 influenza seasonVaccine-preventable diseases

This item was last modified on May 30, 2018