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Peel Health has a responsibility for the control of communicable diseases in the community. The incidence of communicable disease can be minimized or prevented through screening, education, immunization, treatment, and follow-up of cases and their contacts.
The role of our Communicable Disease Control (CDC) program is to provide health education and consultation to Health Department staff, community agencies, and health professionals in the control, treatment, and management of communicable diseases. Communicable Disease Control also keeps statistics and records on reportable diseases according to the requirements of the Ministry of Health; orders and distributes free vaccine for vaccine preventable diseases, including hepatitis B; and distributes free anti-tuberculosis drugs.
If an outbreak of a disease occurs in Peel, in places such as hospitals, nursing homes, day cares, schools, or the community, the CDC program ensures a quick response to control the outbreak.
Sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia and HIV/AIDS are monitored through our Healthy Sexuality Program.
If you have questions or need further information, please call Peel Public Health at: 905-799-7700.
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