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Emerging Respiratory Virus UpdateSep182015

From BCCDC: With the annual Hajj approaching (September 21-26) and as we enter the regular autumn respiratory virus surveillance period, below is an update on recent trends in emerging respiratory viruses globally, including MERS-CoV and novel avian influenza A viruses. For our most recent seasonal influenza bulletin for BC (report no. 22, also posted on-line… Read more »

Enterovirus D68 – Situation UpdateSep172014

Please note: You can find the latest information on EV-D68 on the BC Centre for Disease Control website._____ The US CDC has recently reported an increase in hospitalizations among children with severe respiratory illness associated with enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) infection. Not unexpectedly, confirmed cases of EV-D68 have also been detected in Canada, including recent sporadic detections in… Read more »

Influenza Fact SheetsSep022014

A quadrivalent influenza vaccine fact sheet has been developed for health care providers.   The live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) Q&A has also been updated. Both resources are posted on BCCDC’s health professionals section and will be posted shortly on ImmunizeBC’s website.