Infectious diseases & vaccines Infectious diseases

About infectious diseases

Public Health investigates reportable infectious diseases to prevent and control the spread of outbreaks.


Common infectionsGuide to Common Childhood Infections

Public Health's Guide to common childhood infections outlines how to tell the difference between some of the most common respiratory, gastrointestinal, skin and scalp and all other infections. Also includes information about when to keep your child home from school and when report an illness to Public Health. 


Norovirus fact sheet. Norovirus is a very common virus that causes diarrhea and vomiting in humans. Symptoms, treatment and prevention.


Are you a child care provider? The Child Care Guide provides helpful information about illnesses, infections and routine practices to help stop the spread of infection. 

Past investigations

July, 2015 - Avian Flu. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) removed the final Avian Flu quarantine zones in Oxford County. More


August 9, 2013 - Measles. Public Health announces first reported case of measles in Oxford County as part of larger global outbreak. Read the news release. More information about measles. Resources for health care professionals.

April 30, 2012 - Whooping cough. Oxford County Public Health is advising the public about an increase in cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, since the start of 2012. Read the news release

March 15, 2012 - Meningococcal disease
. Public Health issues a warning about exposure. Learn how to prevent the disease, the symptoms and how to treat it: Meningococcal Disease fact sheet.