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Ontario Burden of Infectious Diseases Study

Posted Dec 16 2010 12:00am
Do you wash your hands?
In Canada, a new study on the burden of infectious diseases tells us that nearly 5,000 Ontarians die each year from these diseases.

The impact to the healthcare system from infectious diseases is one-quarter that of all cancers.

Dr. Jeff Kwong  2008-10 Ontario Burden of Infectious Diseases Study (ONBoIDS)




The Top 10 infectious diseases are:
  • Hepatitis C virus.
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV).
  • Hepatitis B virus.
  • E. coli, such as urinary tract infections.
  • HIV/AIDS.
  • Seasonal influenza.
  • C. difficile.
  • Rhinoviruses (common cold).
Why do you think that we spend so much time and money on cancer fundraising?
Why not spend money on preventing communication of the diseases?
Why don't sick people stay at home?
Those at-risk are seniors in already ill-health.


Remember to breathe through your nose in large crowds.
Use sanitizer religiously.
Use a paper towel to open a door when you leave the bathroom in a public place.
Why not wash your hands
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