NewsDesk @bactiman63 Vancouver Coastal Health is notifying people who dined at McDonald’s (3695 Lougheed Hwy, Vancouver) about a possible exposure to hepatitis A on the following dates and times: April...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 The British Columbia government reports testing has confirmed eight skunks found dead in late February in Richmond and Vancouver are positive for avian influenza. The skunks were...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Officials with Island Health are reporting a sharp increase in Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) disease on Vancouver Island in the last two months. This outbreak is affecting...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is warning consumers to take steps to protect their health following an increase in cases of norovirus associated with consumption of raw B.C. oysters. Since...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63  Earlier in the year, Vancouver Coastal Health reported on an outbreak of Shigella flexnari in Downtown Eastside. By the end of the outbreak, two dozen people were affected...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 On today’s episode of Let’s Talk, I am joined by blogger, journalist and author, Crawford “Crof” Kilian. Show notes: H5N1 blog The Tyee Watch the video: Or...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The Vancouver Canucks have reported 25 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 and the source infection is confirmed a variant – full genome sequencing by BCCDC will...

A new feline virus called fechavirus was discovered to be the cause of a outbreak of feline diarrhea and vomiting at the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA)  in...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews British Columbia Health officials in British Columbia have reported a second 2019 novel coronavirus case in the province. In a joint statement from Adrian Dix, Minister...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control today reported the first confirmed case of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). In a joint statement today, Adrian...