Disease Prevention

In the Disease Prevention category, there are HealthLinkBC File topics about animal and insect borne diseases, food and water borne diseases, infectious diseases, diseases related to travel, as well as immunizations available in British Columbia to protect against disease.

Please note that all HealthLinkBC File PDFs are two pages and under 1 megabyte each.

General Disease

Influenza (Flu)

Animal-Borne and Insect-Borne Disease

Food-Borne and Water-Borne Disease

Is it an emergency?

If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.
If you are concerned about a possible poisoning or exposure to a toxic substance, call Poison Control now at 1-800-567-8911.

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