Health Alerts for 2010
- Update on Raw, Undercooked Oyster Consumption Advisory
October 6, 2010
VANCOUVER – The BCCDC is urging restaurant owners and consumers to avoid serving and consuming raw or undercooked Effingham XSM (extra small) oysters harvested between September 7 and September 21, 2010.
- Salmonella Chester outbreak in British Columbia
August 13, 2010
The BC Centre for Disease Control is asking British Columbians who may have purchased Freybe headcheese to discard it or return it to their place of purchase as it may be associated with a Salmonella outbreak.
- Crow First positive test for West Nile virus in 2010
August 12, 2010
The Provincial Animal Health Centre has confirmed that a dead crow from the Central Okanagan area has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This is the first positive case of WNV in a crow ever in B.C. and the first evidence of any WNV activity in the province this year. To date, there have been no human cases or positive mosquito pools reported oridentified in the province.
- Camembert Cheese may contain Listeria
March 8, 2010
Following a provincial product recall, the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control is warning the public not to consume Camembert cheese manufactured by Moonstruck Organic Cheese located on Saltspring Island. This recall is the result of a routine sampling program by the BCCDC, which revealed that one wheel of the finished product, contained the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Other products may also be affected.
Last Updated: July 14, 2009