Communicable Disease Prevention & Management

The goal of Communicable Disease Prevention and Management is to prevent and decrease the spread of infectious diseases. A team of Medical Officers of Health, Communicable Disease Coordinators, Public Health Nurses, Public Health Inspectors and Epidemiologists work together to track, prevent and manage communicable diseases.  We provide education and advice to individuals, families and groups on how to limit the spread of diseases.

Strategic Plan & Logic Model

Communicable Disease Strategic Plan

Communicable Disease Logic Model

Statistical Reports

The Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases within the WRHA 2013-2018

Fact Sheets

Cover your Cough Fact Sheet   Arabic   English   French

Handwashing Fact Sheet  Arabic   English   French

Protect your baby from Whooping Cough {Pertussis}


Service Delivery Standards

Communicable Disease Management Protocols (Manitoba)

Weekend Services CD Procedure Manual

Public Health Investigation Resources

CD Investigation Checklist

CD Investigation Checklist for PHN


Campylobacter Questionnaire

Coronavirus nCoV (COVID-19)

To assist PHNs with case and contact follow-up investigation and for guidance on inquiries received from the public.

The links below are to:

  • Assist the PHN with documentation in PHIMS
  • Assist with Case Investigations, Initial Contact Notification (ICN) & Active Monitoring (AM)
  • Assist with referrals for COVID-19 positive individuals needing further assessment

Shared Health Resources:

Clinical Resources:

PHN COVID-19 Guidance Document (Updated December 31, 2021)

Guidance Document - Validation of Fatalities entered in PHIMS (New December 16, 2020)

Management of Out of Province Residents Tested in Winnipeg (New October 28, 2021)

Public Health Response to COVID-19 Activity in a School/Childcare Setting within the Winnipeg Health Region (Updated January 14, 2022)

Manitoba Education COVID-19 Toolkit

Management of Clusters:

PHIMS Resources:

Regional Guidelines for COVID-19 QA - Cases and Contacts (Updated February 4, 2021)

COVID-19 QRC for specific PHIMS workflows

Educational videos for PHIMS assistance ( username: phims; password: P2bl1c_H35lth! )


Diphtheria Case Reporting Form


Ebola Contact Assessment Tool (fillable form)

Ebola Contact Investigation Tool - Calendar of Activities

Ebola Contact Tracking Tool

Ebola Fact Sheet: English Version / French Version

Ebola Screening Tool for Public Health Nurses

Ebola Temperature Monitoring Form

MB Health Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Public Health Contact Management Interim Guidelines

Operational Guidelines for PH Follow-Up of Ebola

Weekend / Stat Holiday PHN Check list for Travelers from EDV affected Countries


Ecoli Questionnaire

See Protocol: Verotoxigenic Escherichia coli (VTEC) Infection (May 2007)

Enteric Illness Resources

Generic Enteric Illness Questionnaire - this is to be used for enterics without a specific questionnaire

Public Health Inspector Referral Form

Enteric Illness Outbreak Resources

MB Health Enteric Illness Protocol

Food Borne Illness Investigation Form – Single Incident

WRHA Foodborne Illness investigation Form for Common Event / Gathering

Enterovirus EV-D68

Enterovirus EV‐D68 Information for Public Health Nurses

Haemophilus Influenzae

Haemophilus Influenzae Case Reporting Form

Head Lice

Head Lice Resource Manual

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A Questionnaire

Hepatitis B Protocol and Resources

Manitoba Health Hepatitis B Protocol

Manitoba Health Hepatitis B Newborn Protocol

Hepatitis B and C, HIV and Syphilis Investigation Form

*Fax completed form to WRHA CD Unit at 204-940-2690 not to MB Health

 PHAC Primary Care Management of Hep B - Quick Reference

WRHA Practice Guidelines for Public Health Investigation and Management of Hepatitis B

Influenza ICU Investigation

Influenza ICU Case Investigation Form

Invasive Group A Streptococcal

Invasive Group A Streptococcal Case Investigation Form

Invasive Pneumoccal Disease

Invasive Pneumococcal Disease (IPD) Enhanced Surveillance Case Report Form


Listeria Questionnaire

Measles Resources

Meningococcal Resources

Meningococcal Resources, MB Health Protocol

Mumps Resources

Outbreak Management in Assisted Living Residences

Pertussis Resources

Possible Rabies Exposure Resources

Animal Bite/ Exposure Clinical Practice Guidelines for Public Health Nurses 2017

Roles and Responsibilities for Rabies Post Exposure Follow-up

Preparation of RabAvert® Instructions and Video


Rubella Case Investigation Form


Salmonella Questionnaire

Tick-Borne Diseases

Tick-Borne Disease Clinical Case Reporting Form

West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus 

Zika Virus

Zika Virus Reporting Form