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​This section is intended for those looking for information pertaining to Clinics and Programs, Educational Materials, Guidelines and Forms, Statistics and Research and Training and Events for infection control, hand hygiene, harm reduction and antibiotic resistance.

Last Updated: March 28, 2014

BCCDC Facts and Figures

BCCDC one pager for media -


September 14, 2015



Shellfish Advice for Consumers

Describes how to purchase, store, transport and cook shellfish from a consumer safety perspective.  Discusses shellfish harvesting and potential risks of consuming shellfish.  Produced in collaboration with BC Shellfish Growers Association, Health Canada, CFIA and Regional Health Authorities.


June 24, 2009



ShellfishHarvestersBrochure

Brochure that describes when, where and how to harvest shellfish safety, contact information for DFO to find out about beach closures, safe cooking, transport and storage of shellfish and types of illnesses caused by shellfish: ASP, PSP, hepatitis A, norovirus, and <em>Vibrio parahaemolyticus</em>.


June 25, 2009



ShellfishPoster

Describes safety precautions for beach harvesting, transporting and cooking shellfish.


June 25, 2009



Bivalve Safety for Rest-Retail

Brochure for owners and operators of restaurants that describes requirements for purchasing shellfish from approved sources, keeping shellfish tags for one year, and safe storage, temperature control  and cooking of shellfish.


June 25, 2009



DBND 2008 Knowledge Transfer Brochure

Knowledge transfer document on the evaluation of the DBND program


December 31, 2010



Emergence of norovirus strain GII.4 Sydney (2012) in BC

A review of norovirus strain replacement and an update on norovirus activity in BC in 2012.


January 12, 2014



Pandemic Influenza DVD order form

Order form for pandemic influenza preparedness DVD "Pandemic Influenza:  Prepare for the Worst, Hope for the Best (A health guide for pandemic preparedness)" ©BCCDC March 31, 2006


May 25, 2009







Cocaine-Associated Agranulocytosis: BC Case Report Form

Cocaine-Associated Agranulocytosis: BC Case Report Form


December 10, 2009



Record of Rabies Vaccine and Rabies Immune Globulin Administration

This form is used to record rabies vaccine and rabies immune globulin (RabIg) administration.


September 4, 2013



Rabies Exposure Report Form

In case of rabies, immediately contact the on-call person in Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Services at 604-707-2510. Refer to the Rabies section in the Communicable Disease Control Manual for management of suspected rabies exposures.


September 4, 2013



Prophylaxis Record for Infants at High Risk of Hepatitis B

Prophylaxis Record for Infants at High Risk of Hepatitis B


October 31, 2010



Biologicals Order Form (PDF version)

This form should be used when placing orders for vaccines and other biological products. 


November 28, 2011



Cold Chain Incident Form (PDF version)

This form should be used to report cold chain breaks to the BCCDC and to receive feedback and recommendations on product use subsequent to the exposure.  Please contact your Biological Products Consultant before faxing this to the BCCDC.


July 21, 2010



Cold Chain Incident Form 2010

This form should be used to report cold chain breaks to the BCCDC and to receive feedback and recommendations on product use subsequent to the exposure.  Please contact your Biological Products Consultant before faxing this to the BCCDC.


September 14, 2015



Meningococcal Infection Medication Order Form

This form is used to request medications for meningococcal infection.


August 3, 2009



STI Drug Order Request

This form is used to order STI medications.


May 12, 2010



DBND print material request form

Do Bugs Need Drugs print material request form


July 30, 2015




Harm Reduction Training Manual for Frontline Staff

This manual has been provided as a tool to assist health care providers in their service to help reduce the harms associated with drug use to individuals, families and within your community. We encourage using and sharing these tools and information provided to promote growth in the knowledge and understanding of harm reduction within your communities.


March 29, 2010


Pandemic Flu Plan

British Columbia Pandemic Influenza Response Plan online, revised in 2012. This version is based on the 2005 BC Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Plan: Guidelines for Planning, Response and Recovery, and the 2009 Pandemic Influenza Plan designed in response to A(H1N1)pdm09.


December 31, 2011



Reference Materials for Immunizers

Contains links to things such as the Immunization Manual, the Immunization Communications Tool, consent forms, MSP codes for physcians, and the BCCDC Immunization Forum (audio and presentations).


February 7, 2010



Antibiotic Utilization in BC

Antibiotic utilization is a known driver of antibiotic resistance. This page holds the latest report on antibiotic utilization in BC, broken down by drug class and health authority.


July 11, 2010



Use of antiviral drugs for influenza

Current recommendations for clinicians on the use of antiviral drugs for the prevention and treatment of influenza, from AMMI Canada. Includes the 2014-15 season's supplemental guidance on the use of antiviral drugs to control influenza outbreaks in long-term care facilities.


December 25, 2014




BC Harm Reduction Strategies and Services Policy

These guidelines support harm reduction strategies and services pertaining to problematic substance use and sexual health. 


October 30, 2011



A Quick Guide to Common Childhood Diseases

A guide for parents and health professionals that provides general information about communicable diseases commonly experienced by young children. It is a quick reference only and is intended to assist care providers with identifying common childhood diseases so that actions can be taken to decrease the spread of the illness or infestation to others.


July 8, 2012



Gastrointestinal Infection Outbreak Guidelines for Healthcare Facilities

Gastrointestinal (GI) infections may be caused by a variety of agents including bacteria, viruses and protozoa. Healthcare associated transmission of GI infections usually results from contact with infected individuals, from consumption of food, water, or other beverages, or from exposure to contaminated objects or environmental surfaces


December 8, 2014



Hepatitis B Control

Hepatitis B Control is information to be used by all vaccine providers in the province 


May 31, 2004



Adult Immunization Schedule

Adult Immunization schedule for people in British Columbia includes protection against diseases such as tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, pneumococcal disease and influenza.  


August 20, 2012



Child Immunization Schedule

Routine BC child immunization schedule for children 0-6 for diseases such as meningitis, measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, diphtheira, polio and hepatitis B.


August 20, 2012



School Age Immunization Schedule

School age immunization schdule for children in grades six and nine in British Columbia for disease such as Hepatitis B, chickenpox, meningitis and HPV.  


August 20, 2012



Immunization Communication Tool for Immunizers

This flip-chart provides a quick reference for immunizers allowing them to answer common questions with both clinical evidence and plain-language information.


March 9, 2014



HIV Testing Guidelines for the Province of British Columbia

HIV testing guidelines for the province of British Columbia


June 25, 2015



Occupational Exposure Fact Sheet - Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B Occupational Exposure: A fact sheet for health care and emergency service providers 


February 28, 2009



Occupational Exposure Fact Sheet - Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C Occupational Exposure: Fact sheet for health care and emergency service providers 


February 28, 2009


Antibiotic Utilization report (webpage)

This page has links to all the sections of the Antibiotic Utilization Report


May 27, 2010



BC Annual Summary of Reportable Diseases

BCCDC Annual Report page. Reports contain listings of reportable diseases in BC.  Contains disease statistics, trends, age, gender, and health service delivery area breakdown.


June 27, 2012



CPO in BC fact sheet

CPO refers to bacteria such as Klebsiella, Escherichia coli (E. coli), Acinetobacter, and Pseudomonas, that are found in normal human intestines.


September 14, 2015



2011 Antimicrobial Resistance Trends Report

The 2011 update to the BC Antimicrobial Resistance Trends report.


May 29, 2012



2010 Do Bugs Need Drugs Annual Evaluation Report

DBND's annual evaluation report for 2010


June 19, 2011



2013 Antimicrobial Resistance Trends in the Province of British Columbia

2013 Antimicrobial Resistance Trends in the Province of British Columbia


November 13, 2014



CPO in BC fact sheet

CPO refers to bacteria such as Klebsiella, Escherichia coli (E. coli), Acinetobacter, and Pseudomonas, that are found in normal human intestines.


September 14, 2015



Hepatitis E Virus Update December 2014

Hepatitis E Virus Update December 2014


December 8, 2014



Immunization coverage rates for children under 2

The most recent information about immunization coverage rates for children under 2 in British Columbia.


February 6, 2011



Immunization coverage rates for grade 6 students

The most up-to-date information on immunization coverage rates in grade 6 students.


May 7, 2009



Immunization coverage rates for grade 9 students

The most up-to-date information on immunization coverage in grade 9 students.


May 7, 2009



Immunization coverage rates for Kindergarten students

A summary of the most up-to-date information about immunization coverage in Kindergarten students.


May 7, 2009



Lymphomagranuloma venereum in BC

This is a report of an investigation into a recent increase of lymphogranuloma infections (LGV, caused by Chlamydia trachomatis serotypes L1, L2, and L3) identified in 2011 in BC.


April 3, 2012



Google Scholar publications list - Danuta Skowronski

List of Dr. Danuta Skowronski's publications on influenza, pertussis, and emerging respiratory pathogens.


December 31, 2014



Influenza-related publications - Danuta Skowronski

List of Dr. Danuta Skowronski's scientific journal publications about influenza, including emerging subtypes such as A/H7N9 and A/H3N2v.


November 9, 2014



Pertussis-related publications - Danuta Skowronski

List of Dr. Danuta Skowronski's scientific journal publications about pertussis.


October 24, 2013




Spread of Cryptococcus gattii into the Pacific Northwest

Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA


August 21, 2011




Harm Reduction Product Distribution in BC

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) tracks the distribution of all harm reduction products subsidized by the BC government, including needles and syringes, sterile water vials, alcohol swabs, condoms, and lubricant. This study measures the distribution of harm reduction products in BC, identifies regional variation in distribution, and estimates the supply/demand ratio for needle and syringe units


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