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Infectious diseases

Yukon Communicable Disease Control (YCDC) monitors and controls all infectious diseases of public health significance such as measles, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis, chlamydia, giardiasis and tuberculosis (TB).

Contact Yukon Communicable Disease Unit for:

  • HIV testing and treatment
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STI) assessment, counselling, testing and treatment
  • emergency birth control
  • needle stick injuries
  • Hepatitis C testing and treatment
  • other matters related to infectious diseases.


Hantavirus infection is a rare but serious, life-threatening illness. It is believed to be caused by breathing in the virus carried by airborne particles of rodent urine, droppings or saliva.

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The liver is an important organ in the human body. It fights infections, cleans toxins (poisons) from the blood, digests food and more. “Hepatitis” means literally “inflammation of the liver.” Hepatitis can lead to serious liver disease.

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common sexually transmitted infection. Almost everyone gets HPV at some point in their life. Often the body gets rid of HPV on its own and you never know you were infected. You can also be infected with more than one type of HPV at a time and more than once during your lifetime.

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Mumps is an infection of the salivary glands that is caused by a virus. Symptoms may include fever, swollen and tender glands at angle of the jaw, headache and muscle aches.

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Noroviruses are a group of viruses that cause acute gastroenteritis, also known as stomach flu or winter vomiting disease.

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TB is caused by bacteria (germs) and is spread when a person with TB disease of the lungs coughs the germs into the air.

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Contact info

Yukon Communicable Disease Control

Sexually transmitted infections confidential testing
Monday to Friday
Appointments – 8:30am to noon
Drop-in – 12:30pm to 4:00pm

TB testing by appointment

Phone: 867-667-8323

Toll Free (Yukon, Nunavut and NWT); 1-800-661-0408 ext. 8323

Fax: 867-667-8349

Mailing Address:

Yukon Communicable Disease Control (4 HospRd)
Health & Social Services, Government of Yukon
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon  Y1A 2C6

Location: 4 Hospital Road | Whitehorse, YT [map]


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