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Infectious Diseases - Statistics in Niagara

Infectious diseases can be spread from one person to another, directly or indirectly, through fluid exchange, exposure to vectors, or from the environment. Niagara Region Public Health receives information about and follows up all reportable diseases as identified in Ontario Regulation 559/91 and under the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act.

This section contains incidence data for Niagara region related to select infectious diseases.

For more information, see infectious disease trends in Ontario.

Direct contact and respiratory infections Top of Page

Infectious diseases that can be spread by touching people or objects that have germs on them and diseases that can be spread from a sick person's cough or sneeze.

Disease Number of Cases 2020 Year-to-Date 2020 Comparison to 3-Year Average in Niagara
Jan. - March April - June July - Sept. Oct. - Dec.
Acute Flaccid Paralysis 0 0 0  0 0
COVID-19 205 567  385  3,613  4,770 Not applicable
Encephalitis / Meningitis <5 <5 <5  6 12 
Group A Streptococcal disease, invasive 20 9 15  51 
Group B Streptococcal disease, neonatal 0 0 0  0 0
Influenza A, laboratory confirmed 552 <5 0  0 555  
Influenza B, laboratory confirmed 375 0 0  0 375  
Legionellosis 0 <5 <5 <5
Meningococcal Disease, invasive <5 0 0 <5  
Tuberculosis, active <5 <5 0 <5 8  

Source: Integrated Public Health Information System [2021].

3-year average based on 2017-2019 data, rounded to nearest whole number

All reportable disease data are stored in and retrieved from the provincially mandated Integrated Public Health Information System. Only confirmd cases are provided.

Food, waterborne and enteric infections Top of Page

Infectious diseases that can be spread by eating or drinking contaminated food or water and not cleaning your hands.

Disease Number of Cases 2020 Year-to-Date 2020 Comparison to 3-Year Average in Niagara
Jan. - March April - June July - Sept. Oct. - Dec.
Amebiasis 0 <5 0  0 <5
Campylobacter Enteritis 14 17 44 26  101 
Cryptosporidiosis <5 <5 7 <5 14
Cyclosporiasis 0 5  0 10
Giardiasis <5 6 7  7 24 
Hepatitis A 0 0 0 <5 <5 
Listeriosis 0 0 0 0 0
Paratyphoid Fever 0 0 0  0 0
Salmonellosis 18 15 17 8 58 
Shigellosis <5 0 0 <5 <5
Typhoid fever 0 0 0  0 0
Trichinosis 0 0 0  0 0
Verotoxin-Producing E. coli Including HUS) <5 <5 <5 <5  
Yersiniosis <5 <5 0  <5 <5

Source: Integrated Public Health Information System [2021].

3-year average based on 2017-2019 data, rounded to nearest whole number

All reportable disease data are stored in and retrieved from the provincially mandated Integrated Public Health Information System. Only confirmd cases are provided.

Sexually transmitted and bloodborne infections Top of Page

Infections that can be spread through sexual contact and exposure to infected fluids, such as semen, vaginal fluid and blood.

Disease Number of Cases 2020 Year-to-Date 2020 Comparison to 3-Year Average in Niagara
Jan. - March April - June July - Sept. Oct. - Dec.
AIDs 0 0 0 0 0
HIV <5 5 6 <5 15
Chlamydia 485 191 38  292 1,286 
Gonorrhea 96 60 84   97 337 
Hepatitis C 45 31  45   44 165
Syphilis 22 18 29  25  94 

Source: Integrated Public Health Information System [2021].

3-year average based on 2017-2019 data, rounded to nearest whole number

All reportable disease data are stored in and retrieved from the provincially mandated Integrated Public Health Information System. Only confirmd cases are provided.

Vaccine preventable infections Top of Page

Infectious diseases that can be controlled and/or avoided by getting recommended immunizations.

Disease Number of Cases 2020 Year-to-Date 2020 Comparison to 3-Year Average in Niagara
Jan. - March April - June July - Sept. Oct. - Dec.
Hepatitis B <5 <5 <5 <5 8
Diphtheria 0 0 0  0 0
Chickenpox (Varicella) <5 0 0 <5  <5
Measles 0 0 0  0 0
Mumps 0 0 0 0
Pertussis (Whooping Cough) <5 0 0  0 <5
Rubella 0 0 0  0 0
Streptococcus pneumoniae, invasive 20  7 5  8 40
Tetanus 0 0 0 0

Source: Integrated Public Health Information System [2021].

3-year average based on 2017-2019 data, rounded to nearest whole number

All reportable disease data are stored in and retrieved from the provincially mandated Integrated Public Health Information System. Only confirmd cases are provided.

Vectorborne and zoonotic infections Top of Page

Infectious diseases that can be spread from infected insects or animals.

Disease Number of Cases 2020 Year-to-Date 2020 Comparison to 3-Year Average in Niagara
Jan. - March April - June July - Sept. Oct. - Dec.
Brucellosis 0 0 0  0 0  
Lyme <5 <5 <5 0
West Nile Virus <5  0 <5  0 <5

Source: Integrated Public Health Information System [2021].

3-year average based on 2017-2019 data, rounded to nearest whole number

All reportable disease data are stored in and retrieved from the provincially mandated Integrated Public Health Information System. Only confirmd cases are provided.

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