Respiratory Diseases

Respiratory diseases are caused by organisms such as viruses or bacteria that affect the respiratory system (e.g., lungs and throat). The organisms can be spread by coughing, sneezing or face-to-face contact.

We provide public health workers with expertise, support and resources for the prevention and control of infectious respiratory diseases.

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PHO Rounds: COVID-19 in Pregnancy in Ontario: Findings from the First Year

The Better Outcomes Registry and Network (BORN) Ontario began surveillance of COVID-19-infected pregnant individuals in Ontario beginning March 1, 2020 to respond to the urgent public health crisis. 

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Updated 21 Jan 2020