|Local health units throughout British Columbia provide travel clinics that provide travel immunizations. For more information regarding directories of travel clinics throughout BC review the Public Health Agency of Canada's Travel Clinic listing site.
Risks From Food and Drink
Contaminated food and drink are common sources for the introduction of infection into the body. Among the more common infections that travelers can acquire from contaminated food and drink are Escherichia coli infections (E.coli), shigellosis or bacillary dysentery, giardiasis (or Beaver Fever), cryptosporidiosis, and hepatitis A.
Other less common infectious disease risks for travelers include typhoid fever and other salmonelloses, cholera, infections caused by rotavirus and Norwalk-like viruses, and a variety of protozoan and helminthic parasites (other than those that cause giardiasis and cryptosporidiosis). Many of the infectious diseases transmitted in food and water can also be acquired directly through the fecal-oral route.