Communicable Disease Control Manual

a​​​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
COVID-19
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
Rubella Congenital Rubella Syndrome/Infection (CRS/CRI)
Severe Respiratory Illness (SRI)
Varicella (Chickenpox)
Respiratory Surveillance

Section 2
2-10
2-20
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
2-220


Oct 2010
Sep 3, 2021
Oct 2010
Sept 2018
Sept 2018
Nov 2018
Feb 2011
Feb 2011
May 2019
Sept 2018
Sept 2018
Aug 2011
Nov 2018
Sept 2018
Aug 2011
Aug 2011
Jan 2015
May 2017
Oct 2020

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
July 2019
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
Nov 2018
Nov 2018
Jul 2010
Dec 2019

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
Dec 2019

Other
Head Lice
Section 7
7-20

​Nov 2010
​Antibiotic Resistant Organisms/Antibiotic Associated Organisms (ARO/AAO)Section 8
Outbreaks
Outbreak Notification and Summary Report
COVID-19 Response Guidance for Long Term Care Facilities 
COVID-19 Outbreak Guidance for Acute Care Facilities
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
9-10
9-20a
9-20b

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

Oct 2020
Feb 2021
Jan 2021

​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 SHA-FNJs 
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
Interjurisdictional Referral of a Communicable Disease

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

​Apr 2017
Jan 2019
Nov 2017
May 2015
Nov 2017
Apr 2014
Jan 2015
Jul 2021

 

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

2-20 - SCHOOL Letter Template COVID-19 Notification to School Administrator
2-20 - SCHOOL Letter Template Parents/Guardians ALERT in Class
2-20 - SCHOOL Letter Template General Parents ALERT of Case in School
2-20 - SCHOOL Letter Template for COVID-19 School Outbreak
2-20 - SCHOOL Letter Template for COVID-19 School Outbreak Declared Over
2-20 - DAYCARE Letter Template COVID-19 Notification to Childcare Administrator
2-20 - DAYCARE Letter Template Parents/Guardians ALERT in Daycare
2-20 - DAYCARE Letter Template General Parents ALERT of Case in Daycare
2-20 - DAYCARE Letter Template COVID-19 Daycare Outbreak
2-20 - WORKPLACE Letter Template for Workplace Letter to Employer
2-20 - WORKPLACE Letter Template for Workplace Close Exposure Notification
2-20 - WORKPLACE Letter Template for Workplace General Exposure Notification
2-20 - GENERAL Letter Template for Confirmed Case
2-20 - GENERAL Letter Template for Close Contact fo COVID-19 Case
2-20 - GENERAL Letter Template for Possible Exposure to COVID-19 - Group Exposure
2-20 - Active Daily Monitoring Form
2-20 - Modified Self Isolation - MHO Approval Template Letter
2-20 - Modified Self Isolation - MHO Denied Template Letter
2-30 - Diphtheria Case Investigation Worksheet
2-30 - Diphtheria Contact Investigation Worksheet
2-30 - Diphtheria Template Letter to Parents
2-40 - Streptococcal Invasive Disease (group A) Data Collection Worksheet
2-50 - Haemophilus Influenza Type B Invasive Disease Data Collection Worksheet
2-50 - Haemophilus Influenzae Type B Invasive Disease-Prophylaxis Recommended Sample Letter
2-50 - Haemophilus Influenzae Type B Invasive Disease-Prophylaxis NOT Recommended Sample  Letter 
2-60 - Influenza Data Collection Worksheet
2-60 - Influenza ER ILI Data Collection and Submission Tool 
2-60 - Community Influenza-like Illness Weekly Surveillance Form
2-70 - Legionellosis Data Collection Worksheet
2-80 - Leprosy Data Collection Worksheet 
2-90 - Measles Data Collection Worksheet 
2-90 - Letter to a Measles Case
2-90 - Letter to a Measles Contact
2-90 - Letter to a School or Group Exposed to a Measles Case
2-100 - Meningococcal Disease (invasive) Data Collection Worksheet
2-110 - Mumps Data Collection Worksheet
2-140 - Pertussis Data Collection Worksheet
2-150 - Pneumococcal Disease, Invasive Data Collection Worksheet
2-170 - Severe Acute Respiratory Illness - SARI - Screening Tool
2-210 - Varicella Data Collection Worksheet
2-220 - Invitation to Participate in Sentinel Surveillance Letter
2-220 - Sentinel School illness Report
2-220 - Community Infectious Respiratory Illness (IRI) Weekly Surveillance Form
2-220 - COVID-19 and Influenza-Like Illness Surveillance in Emergency Departments

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
4-110 - Animal Bite Investigation Form
Animal Bite Investigation Form - PDF
4-110 - Interjurisdictional Referral Following an Animal Exposure Form - PDF
4-150 - WNV Physician Reporting Form 

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
9-10 - Outbreak Notification Report and Summary Form
9-40 - Long Term Care Respiratory Outbreak Infection Control Measures Sample Checklist
9-50 - Long Term Care Enteric Outbreak Infection Control Measures Sample Checklist
9-60 - Tamiflu Approval for Influenza Outbreak Form