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.
PHO Rounds: Beyond Flu: Trends in respiratory infection outbreaks in Ontario healthcare settings from 2007 to 2017, and implications for non-influenza outbreak management
This presentation will examine a study on pathogen-specific respiratory outbreak trends; focusing on how attack rates, case fatality rates and outbreak duration differed by pathogen between healthcare settings in Ontario.