This program area is accountable for the collection and analysis of epidemiological data from a variety of sources, and the application of findings to advance the promotion and protection of the health of the people of the province. Utilizing the provincial health surveillance mechanisms and resources, this program area provides quality surveillance data to support each of the program areas of the Public Health Branch. The list of notifiable diseases (42 KB) can be found here.
Influenza is an important disease for CDC to monitor because of burden on the population during the winter season. Those most affected people who may be immune compromised, like the elderly and those with chronic disease. If you are looking for information regarding influenza vaccines click here. Up-to-date national influenza information can be found here .
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