For help in case of an emergency, call the Public Health Duty Officer Helpline:

  • 1-866-881-2809
  • You can call this number at any time, day or night, in case of a public health emergency.
  • You should also call this phone number to report communicable disease.

What is a communicable disease?

Communicable diseases are diseases that can be spread from person to person. These diseases can spread by bodily fluids, contaminated surfaces, food, or air. Some examples of communicable diseases are West Nile Virus, tuberculosis, STDs, or ringworm.