Foodborne diseases are caused by consuming contaminated foods or beverages.
Bloodborne diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms which exist in blood and other body fluids.
Info about vaccine preventable diseases, the benefits of immunization, and the risks of immunization versus the risk of disease.
Information about Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and general information on prevention, education and treatment.
Travel Health at the Public Health Agency of Canada provides information regarding travelling and the precautions you should take for you and your family.
Zoonotic diseases are those spread from animals to humans through various routes, and make up the majority of infectious diseases.
Health Canada and primary healthcare providers must be prepared to address various biological agents, including pathogens that are rarely seen in Canada.
Pathogens carried in or infecting the respiratory tract, include Streptoccus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A streptococcus), Neisseria meningitidis, influenza virus and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), Tuberculosis and pertussis.
Viruses cause illness and death. BCCDC integrates modern laboratory and epidemiologic sciences to provide disease surveillance and epidemiologic field investigations and laboratory testing.