Annual Infectious Disease Surveillance Report

Infectious diseases are illnesses caused by microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites. These diseases have the potential to cause serious illness and can have community-wide implications. 

Public Health monitors more than 60 reportable diseases and infections in Waterloo Region. Local data on the incidence, distribution, and trends over time for infectious diseases can be found in the Annual Infectious Disease Surveillance Report dashboard below. This information is refreshed annually and is used to inform local public health programming in the prevention and control of reportable infectious diseases in Waterloo Region. 

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