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Yukon Communicable Disease Control

Yukon Communicable Disease Control (YCDC), in collaboration with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Public Health Agency of Canada, is responsible for the prevention, monitoring, and control of all communicable diseases (both vaccine and non-vaccine preventable) throughout the Yukon.

Blood & body fluid exposure management

Guidelines and forms for risk assessment and management for potential percutaneous, mucosal, or non-intact skin exposures to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV) from blood or body fluids.

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Head lice

Head lice are tiny insects that live on the scalp. They lay eggs, called nits, which stick to hair very close to the scalp. Head lice do not spread disease. Head lice are very common among young children, epecially in child care centres and schools. Head lice spread easily among children who are together in one place.

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Health professionals information

General outline of the basic reporting duties of clinicians as per the public health and communicable diseases legislation

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Immunization program manual

This manual is an amalgamation and adaptation of the previous Yukon Immunization Manual and with permission of the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) Communicable Disease Control, Chapter 2, Immunization Program.

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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).

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Information on Pandemic, Influenza, Seasonal Flu, Avian Flu, and H1N1.

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Needle safety

People use needles for a lot of different reasons.

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Sexually transmitted infections confidential testing

Yukon Communicable Disease Control Unit provides confidential testing for all sexually transmitted infections from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Contact info

Yukon Communicable Disease Control

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday
Appointments – 8:30am to noon
Drop-in – 12:30pm to 4:00pm

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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