Current Health Topics

To support BC's health care providers, this web resource has been established to provide a centralized, current, and evidence-based source of current information about the emerging health issues in BC.

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

Up-to-date information issued by the Provincial Health Officer is found on the COVID-19 page.

Severe Pulmonary Disease Associated with Vaping or Dabbing

Measles Immunization Catch-Up Program


Health Topics

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  • Drinking Water Health Topics
    Safe drinking water is essential for human health and survival. It is used for human consumption, food preparation, or other normal household purposes.
  • Ebola
    To support B.C.'s health-care providers, this web resource has been established to provide a centralized and ongoing source of current information about the emerging issues surrounding Ebola.



​​​An influenza or coronavirus pandemic may occur when an influenza or coronavirus virus radically changes and can easily infect humans, and against which people have little or no immunity. Preparing in advance and knowing the proper health protection measures can help safeguard your and your family's health if this type of event occurs in British Columbia.


Opioid Overdose



  • West Nile Virus
    West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne virus. In nature it is normally passed between mosquitoes and birds.
  • Zika Virus for Healthcare Professionals
    Zika virus causes infections in humans and is transmitted by mosquitos found in South America, Latin America and the Caribbean. Originally found only in Africa and Asia, the virus was first reported in the Western Hemisphere in 2015. Zika is from the same family of viruses as Dengue and West Nile Virus which are transmitted by the same types of mosquitoes.