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Medical Officers of Health (MOH)

Medical Officers of Health (MOH) work with focus on the health of the population, reports the health status of the population, controls and manages infectious and communicable diseases, gives direction to Environmental Public Health (EPH) service programs, and to chronic disease and injury prevention.

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MOH Bulletins

Connect quickly to information on relevant Public Health issues in your Zone. Communications received from Medical Officers of Health will be posted and archived on this page for easy reference.

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Provincial
Date Issued Title Topic
2018-05-15 Alberta Treatment Guidelines for STIs in Adolescents and Adults, 2018     Emerging Public Health Issues
Sexually Transmitted Infections
2018-03-29 Communicable Disease Advisory:  Severe Acute Respiratory Infection, including MERS-CoV Emerging Public Health Issues
CD, SARI
2018-03-29 Zika Virus (ZIKV) Interim Guidance – Updated Emerging Public Health Issues
2017-06-07 STI Outbreak in Alberta Emerging Public Health Issues
2017-02-19 Zika Virus (ZIKV) Interim Guidance – Update Emerging Public Health Issues
2017-01-28 Zika Virus – Interim Guidance for Travelers Emerging Public Health Issues
2016-07-28 Confirmed listeriosis cases in Alberta Emerging Public Health Issues
2016-07-26 Update on Benzathine Penicillin G shortage and STI outbreak in Alberta Emerging Public Health Issues
2016-05-02 National Shortage of Benzathine Penicillin G Emerging Public Health Issues
2016-02-19 Zika Virus (ZIKV) Interim Guidance – Update Emerging Public Health Issues
2016-01-28 Zika Virus – Interim Guidance for Travelers Emerging Public Health Issues
2016-01-25 Alert concerning rise of Infectious Syphilis and Gonorrhea in Alberta Emerging Public Health Issues
2011-06-01 Information for Physicians about Community Water System Fluoridation More Public Health Topics
North Zone
Date Issued Title Topic
2018-05-07 Wound Management - Tetanus Prevention Immunization Algorithm Immunization Information
2018-02-16 Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage Immunization Information
2017-10-13 Influenza Vaccine Program 2017-2018 Immunization Information
2017-10-13 Influenza Vaccine Program 2017-2018 Condensed Immunization Information
2017-07-24 Communicable Disease Advisory: West Nile Virus More Public Health Topics
CD
2017-03-29 Cervical Screening by Public Health – Transition in North Zone Emerging Public Health Issues
2017-03-09 Communicable Disease Advisory: Mumps Update Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
2016-10-14 Antiviral prescriptions for seniors in advance of influenza outbreaks Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
2016-10-01 Influenza Vaccine Program (Full) Immunization Information
2016-10-01 Influenza Vaccine Program (Condensed) Immunization Information
2016-10-01 Natural Umbilical Cord Care More Public Health Topics
2016-09-23 Respiratory Virus Update Emerging Public Health Issues
2016-08-30 NETCARE, HPV9 and INFANRIX-HEXA Immunization Information
2016-08-09 Zika Virus (ZIKV) Interim Guidance – Update Emerging Public Health Issues
2015-12-29 Take Home Naloxone Program Emerging Public Health Issues
2015-12-16 Syrian Refugee MOH letter for Infectious Disease Screening Tests in Alberta Emerging Public Health Issues
2015-09-18 CD Advisory: MERS Co-V Update Emerging Public Health Issues
Communical Disease; SARI
2015-06-11 Severe Acute Respiratory Infection, including MERS-CoV Emerging Public Health Issues
SARI; CD
Edmonton Zone
Date Issued Title Topic
2018-05-15 Measles in Edmonton Zone Emerging Public Health Issues
fever; cough; rash; transmission; blood; urine; NP Swab; vaccine
2018-04-23 E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak and Management in Edmonton Zone Update More Public Health Issues
2018-03-23 Hepatitis A activity in Edmonton Zone More Public Health Issues
2018-03-16 Contaminated land parcels update More Public Health Issues
2018-03-16 Contaminated land parcels update - letter to physicians More Public Health Issues
2018-02-23 Instructions for Completing Risk Assessment Worksheets during Acute Care Outbreaks in Edmonton Zone More Public Health Topics
2017-12-06 Transfers from Acute Care to Continuing Care during the 2017-18 Influenza Season More Public Health Topics
2017-11-03 Communicable Disease Advisory:  Increased Pertussis Activity in Edmonton Zone Vaccine Preventable Diseases
CD; SARI
2017-10-25 Communicable Disease Update:  Influenza Vaccine in Acute Care – 2017-2018 in Alberta Immunization Information
CD
2017-08-08 Advance Prescriptions for Antiviral during Influenza Outbreaks Vaccine Preventable Diseases
2017-07-24 Communicable Disease Advisory: West Nile Virus Emerging Public Health Issues
CD
2017-06-26 Use of dough for play activities—E.coli 0121 contamination of flour and flour products Emerging Public Health Issues
2017-03-28 Communicable Disease Advisory: Mumps Update Vaccine Preventable Diseases
CD
2017-02-27 Post-Secondary CD Advisory: Mumps Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Communicable Disease
2017-02-27 Communicable Disease Advisory: Mumps Update Vaccine Preventable Diseases
CD
2016-10-21 Influenza Vaccine for 2016-2017 in Alberta Immunization Information
2016-10-21 Advance Prescriptions for Antiviral during Influenza Outbreaks Immunization Information
2016-10-21 Influenza Vaccine - in Acute Care Immunization Information
2016-09-23 Respiratory Virus Update Emerging Public Health Issues
Communicable Disease; CD; SARI
2016-08-15 Zika Virus (ZIKV) Interim Guidance - Update Emerging Public Health Issues
CD; Communicable Disease
2016-05-02 National Shortage of Benzathine Penicillin G Emerging Public Health Issues
2016-01-26 Travel Related Illness Emerging Public Health Issues
CD; Communicable Disease
2016-01-20 Changes to Routine Refugee Screening Process for Syrian Refugees at the New Canadians Clinic Emerging Public Health Issues
2015-09-23 MERS-CoV Update Emerging Public Health Issues
CD; Communicable Disease; SARI
2015-07-06 Transition to new Pertussis-Containing Tetanus Vaccine in Edmonton Zone Emergency Departments Immunization Information
2015-06-11 Severe Acute Respiratory Infection, including MERS-CoV Emerging Public Health Issues
CD; Communicable Disease; SARI
2015-05-25 Rotavirus Vaccine Immunization Information
2015-04-01 Availability of Splenectomy Kits in Acute Care Facilities Physician Best Practise
Central Zone
Date Issued Title Topic
2018-06-07 Communicable Disease Advisory: Measles Alert Emerging Public Health Issue
measles, fever, cough, rash, transmission, blood, urine, NP Swab, vaccine
2018-05-03 Measles and Mumps Immunizations Immunization Information
Health Care Worker
2018-04-17 Communicable Disease Advisory:  Provincial Vaccine Updates Immunization Information
CD
2018-04-12 Zika Virus (ZIKV) Interim Guidance Emerging Public Health Issues
CD; Communicable Disease
2018-04-10 Communicable Disease Advisory:  Severe Acute Respiratory Infection, including MERS-CoV Emerging Public Health Issues
2017-11-23 Pertussis Immunization Recommendations for Pregnant Women in Central Zone Immunization Information
2017-09-19 2017 - 2018 CZ Influenza Immunization Program Immunization Information
2017-09-13 Antiviral Prophylaxis and Influenza Outbreaks Vaccine Preventable Diseases
2017-05-26 Use of dTap and Td Vaccines in Wound Management  Immunization Information
2017-03-09 Communicable Disease Advisory: Mumps Update Vaccine Preventable Diseases
CD
2016-11-17 Pertussis Immunization in Pregnancy Immunization Information
2016-10-31 Change to Central Zone Pertussis Immunization Recommendations for Pregnant Women Immunization Information
2016-09-23 Respiratory Virus Update Emerging Public Health Issues
CD; Communicable Disease; SARI; Severe Acute Respiratory Infection
2016-09-21 Antiviral Prophylaxis and Influenza Outbreaks Vaccine Preventable Diseases
2016-08-26 NETCARE, HPV9 and INFANRIX-HEXA, Memorandum MOH Central Zone Immunization Information
2016-08-09 Zika Virus (ZIKV) Interim Guidance – Update Emerging Public Health Issues
CD; Communicable Disease
2016-06-03 Family Physician notification of PHN contacts in Central Zone More Public Health Topics
2016-2-03 Pertussis Outbreak declared over in Central Zone Vaccine Preventable Diseases
2016-01-27 Travel Related Illness Emerging Public Health Issues
CD; Communicable Disease
2015-12-21 Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) - Update Emerging Public Health Issues
CD; Communicable Disease
2015-12-17 Syrian Refugee MOH letter for Infectious Disease Screening Tests in Alberta Emerging Public Health Issues
2015-11=02 HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Medication Change More Public Health Topics
2015-09-30 Antiviral Prophylaxis and Influenza Outbreaks Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
2015-09-17 MERS-CoV Update Emerging Public Health Issues
CD; Communicable Disease; SARI; Severe Acute Respiratory Infection
2015-08-27 C. difficile Infection Toolkit Emerging Public Health Issues
2015-07-31 Lyme Disease Emerging Public Health Issues
2015-05-27 World No Tobacco Day 2015 More Public Health Topics
2015-05-28 Rotavirus Vaccine Added to Alberta Childhood Routine Immunization Program – Request to Report Intussusception Immunization Information
2015-03-31 Occupational Blood and Body Fluid Exposures More Public Health Topics
BBFE
2014-11-10 Antimicrobial Resistance: Clinical Tools More Public Health Topics
2014-11-04 Expanded Indications for Pneumococcal Conjugate 13 and Pneumococcal Polysaccharide 23 Vaccines Immunization Information
2014-07-30 Suspected Infections and Adverse Effects Related to Personal Service Procedures Emerging Public Health Issues
2014-06-12 Measles Outbreak Over in Central Zone Vaccine Preventable Diseases
CD; Communicable Disease
2014-04-21 Measles Package for Physicians Vaccine Preventable Diseases
CD; Communicable Disease
2014-02-05 Enhanced Detection of Gastroenteritis Viruses More Public Health Topics

 

Calgary Zone
Date Issued Title Topic
2018-06-07 Communicable Disease Advisory: Measles Alert Emerging Public Health Issue
CD, fever, cough, rash, transmission, blood, urine, NP Swab, vaccine
2018-04-17 Immunization Program Update Immunization Information
Vaccine
2017-07-25 Communicable Disease Advisory: West Nile Virus Emerging Public Health Issues
CD
2017-02-17 Communicable Disease Advisory: Mumps Vaccine Preventable Diseases
CD
2016-09-23 Respiratory Virus Update Emerging Public Health Issues
CD; Communicable Disease; SARI; Severe Acute Respiratory Infection
2016-08-30 NETCARE, HPV9 and INFANRIX-HEXA Physician Tools
2016-08-09 Zika Virus (ZIKV) Interim Guidance – Update Emerging Public Health Issues
CD; Communicable Disease
2015-09-17 MERS-CoV Update Emerging Public Health Issues
CD; Communicable Disease; SARI; Severe Acute Respiratory Infection
2015-09-15 Alberta’s Vaccine Cold Chain Policy Emerging Public Health Issues
2015-08-14 Communicable Disease Advisory: Vibrio parahaemolyticus Outbreak Emerging Public Health Issues
2015-06-11 Severe Acute Respiratory Infection, including MERS-CoV Emerging Public Health Issues
CD; Communicable Disease; SARI
2015-05-27 Rotavirus Vaccine for Infants Immunization Information
2015-02-18 Communicable Disease Advisory: Measles Alert Emerging Public Health Issues
CD
South Zone
Date Issued Title Topic
2018-07-10 High Risk Animal Exposures and Tick Surveillance Emerging Public Health Issues
saliva, tissue, rabies, prophylaxis, bites, scratches, bat, skunk, fox, coyote
2018-06-19

Diphtheria case in Medicine Hat

Vaccine Preventable Diseases
tonsillitis, pharyngitis, adenopathy, systemic toxicity, palatal paralysis, EI#2018-371, immunization, dTap
2018-06-06

Communicable Disease Advisory:  Measles Alert for Banff and Edmonton

Emerging Public Health Issues
fever, cough, rash, transmission, blood, urine, NP Swab, vaccine
2018-05-02 Communicable Disease Advisory:  MERS Co-V and Zika Virus Emerging Public Health Issues
CD Advisory
2018-02-28 Tuberculosis in South Zone Emerging Public Health Issues
2017-12-13 Pertussis Outbreak Declared Over EI # 2017-313 Vaccine Preventable Diseases
2017-10-18 Residents returning to your home after a fire when POWER IS NOT RESTORED Emerging Public Health Issues
2017-10-12 Influenza Season Immunization Information
2017-09-25 Notifiable Disease Awareness Emerging Public Health Issues
2017-07-11 Pertussis Outbreak in South Zone Vaccine Preventable Diseases
2017-04-03 Communicable Disease Advisory: Mumps Vaccine Preventable Diseases
CD
2017-02-17 Communicable Disease Advisory: Mumps Vaccine Preventable Diseases
2016-10-31 Change to South Zone Pertussis Immunization Recommendations for Pregnant Women Immunization Information
2016-09-16 Influenza and Respiratory Viruses Circulating Vaccine Preventable Diseases
CD; Communicable Disease; SARI; Severe Acute Respiratory Infection
2016-08-30 NETCARE, HPV9 and INFANRIX-HEXA Immunization Information
2016-08-15 Zika Virus (ZIKV) Interim Guidance – Update Emerging Public Health Issues
2016-07-22 Enteric Illness More Public Health Topics
2016-06-20 Lyme Disease and the Alberta Tick Surveillance Plan 2016 More Public Health Topics
2016-04-06 Update on Immunization of Preventable Disease – Measles, Pertussis and Influenza Immunization Information
2016-01-29 Syrian Refugees Update Emerging Public Health Issues
2015-10-30 Update on Circulating Viruses & Pertussis Vaccine Preventable Diseases
CD; Communicable Disease; SARI; Severe Acute Respiratory Infection