Cholera is a bacterial illness caused by consuming food or water contaminated with the bacteria Vibrio cholerae. This disease is rare in Ontario and is usually acquired in countries with poor sanitation. Symptoms can range from mild to severe, including profuse watery diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. The resulting loss of fluids can rapidly lead to severe dehydration and requires urgent treatment.
PHO Grand Rounds: Swipe right: Using the internet for public health interventions for sexually transmitted infections
This will be complemented by a presentation from Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, describing their experience implementing internet-based STI contact management strategies, including STI contact follow-up using social networking sites and health promotion.