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Programs & Services


Communicable Disease Control

Responsible to prevent and control certain communicable diseases, which are classified as notifiable diseases.

Under the authority of the Medical Officer of Health, the program is responsible to prevent and control communicable diseases (CD) which are notifiable (under the Communicable Disease Regulations of the Public Health Act of Alberta). Strategies to do this include:

  • preventing infection through teaching and prophylaxis (including immunization)
  • limiting the spread of infections by timely investigation and follow-up of notifiable CD incidents and putting protective measures in place
  • providing epidemiologic data for reporting and public health response measures
  • continuous monitoring and surveillance of CDs in the community so they may be found and responded to before people get sick or there is a disease outbreak

Additional Information:

Contact Details

Lethbridge Health Unit

Address
801 1 Avenue S
Lethbridge, Alberta
T1J 4L5
Telephone
403-388-6666
Fax
403-592-4144
Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Monday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Note

Medical Officer of Health on call after hours and voice mail messaging for non-urgent after hours.

Access
Service Providers May Include
registered nurses (RNs)
Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Service Locations
Also Known As
Acronym
CDC