Welcome to the Surveillance Guidelines webpage. Information on this website is cross-referenced and will provide an easy way to search and retrieve information pertaining to communicable diseases prevalent in Nova Scotia.
The purpose of the Nova Scotia Surveillance Guidelines for Notifiable Diseases and Conditions is to provide detailed guidance to public health staff in Nova Scotia involved in prevention, control and surveillance of notifiable diseases and conditions and the handling of related information collected as part of communicable disease follow-up. This includes staff in Public Health Services in the District Health Authorities (DHAs) as well as at the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness (DHW). This section describes the reporting of notifiable diseases and conditions in Nova Scotia. It provides a high-level overview of surveillance in the province, outlining the manner in which notifiable disease data flow to and from front-line service providers to DHAs, DHW, and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).
The following documents may be used in conjunction with the Surveillance Guidelines: