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News Archive 2015

  • Measles outbreak in 2010 traced to Winter Olympics visitors  
    Scientists at the University of British Columbia and the B.C. Centre for Disease Control used genetic sequencing to trace the 2010 measles outbreak, linking it back to an influx of visitors during the Winter Olympics.
  • Government of Canada and British Columbia confirm case of H7N9 avian influenza in Canada  
    The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Gregory Taylor, Terry Lake, British Columbia’s Minister of Health and Dr. Bonnie Henry, British Columbia’s Deputy Provincial Health Officer today confirmed that an individual in B.C. has tested positive for the H7N9 avian influenza strain.
Last Updated: January 15, 2014