Invasive Meningococcal Disease
Invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) is caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis. It is an uncommon, but serious disease spread through close contact with someone who has the bacteria in their nose and mouth. IMD can lead to swelling of tissues surrounding the brain (meningitis) or bloodstream infection and causes complications such as hearing loss, amputations and death. IMD is treated with antibiotics. In Ontario, infants and students are routinely vaccinated to protect them from IMD.
To obtain or inquire about an immunization record, or for general immunization information, please contact your local public health unit.
PHO Rounds: Evidence to Inform Policy Options for the Elimination of Hepatitis C Virus in First Nations Populations in Ontario
This session will summarize findings from this study and discuss implications for planning and evaluating effective and culturally-safe approaches to reduce infection and work towards the goal of eliminating viral hepatitis as a major public health threat.