Health Protection

We provide scientific and technical support to prevent and control infectious diseases and respond to other public health emergencies.

We use the latest evidence to advance knowledge and guide practice. We leverage surveillance data to monitor and respond to diseases in our population and to monitor vaccine safety and coverage.

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2023 wildfire smoke exposure and public health in Ontario: Triangulation of evidence

To address these gaps, we leveraged this wildfire event as a natural experiment to quantify the effect of wildfire smoke exposure on selected respiratory and cardiovascular outcomes across Ontario’s 22 largest health regions (~80% of total population) and will present the results in this PHO Rounds.

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Health Protection

healthprotection@oahpp.ca

Updated 6 Aug 2020