Communicable disease prevention & control
The Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Program is made up of the Communicable Disease Unit: responsible for follow up and to provide health education and consultation to health region staff, community agencies, and health professionals in the control, treatment, and management of communicable diseases.
Our program keeps statistics and records on reportable diseases according to the requirements of the Ministry of Health. The program staff work with BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), the Public Health Agency of Canada, and other health authorities to detect unusual numbers of infectious diseases from a specific strain of pathogens, investigate to determine the source of the pathogen and to limit the spread of infectious communicable diseases.
Stay up-to-date with the active outbreaks in our facilities, which is updated when new outbreaks are declared.