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Communicable Disease Control Manual

The purpose of the guidelines in the Communicable Disease Control Manual is to assist public health practitioners with decision-making about specific situations and support consistency of provincial public health practice.


The manual has an introduction and five chapters. (Download the table of contents.)


  • Preamble to the BC Communicable Disease Control Manual
  • Protocol for Guidance about Emerging or Unusual Situations and for Varying from Existing Guidelines
Download the Introduction.

Chapter 1: Communicable Disease Control

  • Outlines measures for the control of specific diseases and management of outbreaks.

Chapter 2: Immunization

  • Provides guidelines for the provision of immunization services.

Chapter 3: Infection Control

  • Gives direction for infection-control practices for health-care providers in BC.

Chapter 4: Tuberculosis

  • Provides guidelines for the screening, treatment and follow-up of TB in BC.

Chapter 5: Sexually Transmitted Infections

  • Provides guidelines for the treatment of STIs, outlines the procedure for syphilis follow-up and discusses HIV testing, counselling and public-health follow-up.


The BCCDC regularly updates the guidelines in the Communicable Diseases Control Manual to reflect current best practice.

  • We publish updates immediately on these webpages.  
  • For the complete list of updates, or to print a copy of an update, see Admin Circulars. 

SOURCE: Communicable Disease Control Manual ( )
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