Communicable Disease Control Manual

​​​The Communicable Disease Control manual includes guidelines on recommended practices for the follow-up of selected communicable diseases, and is intended for use by public health professionals in Saskatchewan. Please refer to the disclaimer as it provides other references that should be consulted in conjunction with this manual.

​Section Title ​Section Number ​Date Completed
General Information
​​Introduction
Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases
Roles of the Stakeholder
The Chain of Infection
Section 1
1-10
1-20
1-30
1-40

May 2010
May 2010
May 2010
May 2010
Respiratory and Direct Contact
Introduction and General Considerations
Diphtheria
Group A Streptococcal Disease (invasive)
Haemophilus influenzae
Influenza
Legionellosis
Leprosy (Hansen's Disease)
Measles
Meningococcal Disease (invasive)
Mumps
Neonatal Group B Streptococcus
Pertussis
Pneumococcal Disease (invasive)
Rubella
Congenital Rubella Syndrome/Infection (CRS/CRI)
Severe Respiratory Illness (SRI)
Varicella (Chickenpox)
Section 2
2-10
2-30
2-40
2-50
2-60
2-70
2-80
2-90
2-100
2-110
2-120
2-140
2-150
2-160
2-165
2-170
2-210

Oct 2010
Oct 2010
Sept 2018
Sept 2018
Aug 2011
Feb 2011
Feb 2011
Sept 2018
Sept 2018
Sept 2018
Aug 2011
Sept 2018
Sept 2018
Aug 2011
Aug 2011
Jan 2015
Feb 2011
Enteric Illness
Introduction and General Considerations
Amoebiasis
Botulism
Campylobacteriosis
Cryptosporidiosis
Cyclosporiasis
Escherichia coli (verotoxigenic)
Giardiasis
Hepatitis A
Listeriosis
Salmonellosis
Shigellosis
Trichinosis
Typhoid Fever
Yersiniosis
Section 3
3-10
3-30
3-50
3-60
3-80
3-90
3-100
3-110
3-120
3-130
3-170
3-180
3-190
3-200
3-210

Jun 2012
Jun 2012
Jun 2012
Sept 2018
Mar 2012
Jun 2012
Sept 2018
Jun 2015
Sept 2018
Sept 2018
Sept 2018
Sept 2018
Mar 2012
Jun 2015
Mar 2012

Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Hantavirus
Lyme Disease
Rabies
West Nile Virus

Section 4
4-50
4-70
4-110
4-150

Sept 2018
Sept 2018
Sep 2017
Jul 2014
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Introduction and General Considerations
Chlamydia
Gonococcal Infections
Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV)
Syphilis
Section 5
5-10
5-20
5-30
5-60
5-70

Jul 2010
Sept 2018
Sept 2018
Jul 2010
Oct 2018
​Blood and Body Fluid Pathogens
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
​Section 6
6-20
6-30
6-40

Jun 2014
Jun 2014
Oct 2018
Other
Head Lice
Section 7
7-20

​Nov 2010
​Antibiotic Resistant Organisms/Antibiotic Associated Organisms (ARO/AAO)Section 8
Outbreaks
Outbreaks in LTC and Integrated Facilities
Generic Protocols
Generic Respiratory Protocol
Generic Enteric Protocol
Antiviral Use for Influenza Outbreaks in Special Care Homes
​Section 9

9-30
9-40
9-50
9-60


​Jun 2010
Jun 2010
Jun 2010
Oct 2017
Documentation
Introduction
How to Create/Maintain Client
How to Merge Clients
How to Create/Maintain A CD Case
How to Create/Maintain an STI Encounter
How to Create/Maintain Laboratory Information
How to Enter Animal Exposures
Section 10
10-10
10-20
10-23
10-30
10-40
10-50
10-60

May 2016
June 2016
June 2016
May 2016
May 2016
May 2016
Aug 2010
Appendixes
Reporting and Follow-up Timelines
Publicly Funded Meds for RHAs
Contact Information for RHAs, FNIH and NITHA
Patient Information Sheet
Notification to Canadian Blood Services
Notification to Occupational Health and Safety
Notification to Saskatchewan Transplant Program

​Appendix A
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F
Appendix K
Appendix L
Appendix M

​Apr 2017
Oct 2018
Nov 2017
May 2015
Nov 2017
Apr 2014
Jan 2015

 

Selected Attachments as Templates or Forms

All attachments are included in pdf version in their associated sections/chapters. These selected attachments are provided as:

  • a form that can be downloaded to complete electronically for submission to the Ministry of Health, or
  • a template that is intended for public health officials to use once they have incorporated local details.

Respiratory and Direct Contact - Section 2
Section 2-30 Diphtheria Case Investigation Worksheet   
Section 2-30 Diphtheria Contact Investigation Worksheet   
Section 2-30 Diphtheria Template Letter to Parents
Section 2-40 Streptococcal Invasive Disease (group A) Data Collection Worksheet
Section 2-50 Haemophilus Influenza Type B Invasive Disease Data Collection Worksheet
Section 2-50 Haemophilus Influenzae Type B Invasive Disease-Prophylaxis Recommended Sample Letter  
Section 2-50 Haemophilus Influenzae Type B Invasive Disease-Prophylaxis NOT Recommended Sample  Letter 
Section 2-60 Influenza Data Collection Worksheet
Section 2-60 Influenza ER ILI Data Collection and Submission Tool
Section 2-60 Community Influenza-like Illness Weekly Surveillance Form
Section 2-90 Measles Data Collection Worksheet
Section 2-90 Letter to a Measles Case
  
Section 2-90 Letter to a Measles Contact   
Section 2-90 Letter to a School or Group Exposed to a Measles Case
Section 2-100 Meningococcal Disease (invasive) Data Collection Worksheet
Section 2-110 Mumps Data Collection Worksheet
Section 2-140 Pertussis Data Collection Worksheet
Section 2-150 Pneumococcal Disease Data Collection Worksheet
Section 2-170 Severe Acute Respiratory Illness - SARI - Screening Tool

Enteric Illness - Section 3
3-30 Amoebiasis
3-60 Campylobacteriosis Data Collection Worksheet
3-80 Crytosporidosis Data Collection Worksheet
3-90 Cyclosporiasis
3-100 E.coli Data Collection Worksheet
3-110 Giardiasis Data Collection Worksheet
3-120 Hepatitis A Data Collection Worksheet
3-130 Listeriosis Data Collection Worksheet
3-170 Salmonella Data Collection Worksheet
3-180 Shigellosis Data Collection Worksheet
3-200 Typhoid/Paratyphoid Data Collection Worksheet
3-210 Yersiniosis Data Collection Worksheet

Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases - Section 4
Animal Bite Investigation Form - Section 4-110
Animal Bite Investigation Form - PDF
WNV Physician Reporting Form - Section 4-150

Sexually Transmitted Infections - Section 5
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Notification Form – PDF
Syphilis Notification Form - PDF

Blood and Body Fluid Pathogens - Section 6
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Notification Form - PDF
AIDS Case Report Form - PDF
Hepatitis B Notification Form - PDF
Hepatitis C Notification Form - PDF

Outbreaks - Section 9
Long Term Care Respiratory Outbreak Infection Control Measures Sample Checklist - Section 9-40
Long Term Care Enteric Outbreak Infection Control Measures Sample Checklist - Section 9-50
Outbreak Notification Report and Summary Form - Section 9-55
Tamiflu Approval for Influenza Outbreak Form - Section 9-60