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.
PHO Rounds: Mostly Worse, Occasionally Better: The First Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Mental Health of Children and Adolescents in Ontario
This large cross-sectional cohort study examined the impact of COVID-19 emergency measures on child/adolescent mental health for children/adolescents with and without pre-existing psychiatric diagnoses.