Infection Prevention and Control

Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) refers to evidence-based practices and procedures that, when applied consistently in health care settings, can prevent or reduce the risk of transmission of microorganisms to health care providers, clients, patients, residents and visitors.

We provide public health professionals with expertise, support and resources for infection prevention and control. For information and resources related to specific topics or services, see the list below.

Interim Guidance for Infection Prevention and Control of SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern for Health Care Settings

Information on how IPAC practices in Ontario health care settings should be modified in light of the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern.

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PHO Rounds: Mpox: Outbreak, Response, and Vaccine Effectiveness

This session will review current knowledge about the epidemic, including key epidemiologic and clinical features while further highlighting emerging findings about medical countermeasures including tecovirimat for therapy and Imvamune™ vaccine for prevention.

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Updated 30 March 2021