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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
2019-04-05 Continued Syphilis and Gonorrhea Outbreak Emerging Public Health Issue
STI, STD, Sexually Transmitted Infections
2019-02-25 Fairview Health Complex - Patient notification due to possible exposure Emerging Public Health Issue
 
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
2017-02-19 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
2019-07-03 Streamlining Animal Bite/Exposure Reporting to Public Health More Public Health Topics
Rabies, Animal Bite
2019-04-05 Communicable Disease Advisory: Increasing incidence of Influenza A/H3N2 Immunization Information
2019-03-20 Wound Management - Tetanus Prevention Immunization Algorithm - Update Immunization Information
2019-02-26 Measles Preparedness for North Zone Vaccine Preventable Diseases
 
2019-02-25 Fairview Health Complex - Patient notification due to possible exposure Emerging Public Health Issue
 
2019-02-08 Communicable Disease Advisory:  Measles Alert - Washington State, United States Vaccine Preventable Diseases
CD
2018-10-26 Communicable Disease Advisory: Acute Flaccid Myelitis/Acute Flaccid Paralysis Emerging Public Health Issue
2018-02-16 Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage Immunization Information
2018-10-13 Influenza Vaccine Program 2018-2019 Immunization Information
2018-10-13 Influenza Vaccine Program 2018-2019 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
2019-08-08 Rabies Post-Exposure Prophylaxis & Vaccine Updates More Public Health Topics
Edmonton Zone
Date Issued Title Topic
2019-08-09 Rabies Post Exposure Prophylaxis Increasing Demand More Public Health Topics
animal bites, RPEP, RIG
2019-07-19 Communicable Disease Advisory: Mumps Emerging Public Health Issue
MMR
2019-07-03 Streamlining Animal Bite / Exposure Reporting to Public Health More Public Health Topics
Rabies
2019-04-05 Continued Syphilis and Gonorrhea Outbreak Emerging Public Health Issue
STI, STD, Sexually Transmitted Infections
2019-03-07 Domtar Update 2019-03 Emerging Public Health Issues
Cancer
2019-02-08 Communicable Disease Advisory:  Measles Alert - Washington State, United States Vaccine Preventable Diseases
CD
2018-10-26 Communicable Disease Advisory: Acute Flaccid Myelitis/Acute Flaccid Paralysis Emerging Public Health Issue
2018-08-10 Advance Prescriptions of Antiviral Prophylaxis during Influenza Outbreak Vaccine Preventable Diseases
flu; oseltamivir; congregate living; supportive living; assisted living
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
2016-10-21 Influenza Vaccine for 2016-2017 in Alberta Immunization Information
2016-09-23 Respiratory Virus Update Emerging Public Health Issues
Communicable Disease; CD; SARI
2016-01-26 Travel Related Illness Emerging Public Health Issues
CD; Communicable Disease
2015-09-23 MERS-CoV Update Emerging Public Health Issues
CD; Communicable Disease; SARI
2015-04-01 Availability of Splenectomy Kits in Acute Care Facilities Physician Best Practise

 

Central Zone
Date Issued Title Topic
2019-06-13 Scabies Outbreak Closure More Public Health Topics
Scabies Outbreak
2019-05-28 HIV PEP Medications and Packaging in Central Zone More Public Health Topics
Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
2019-04-04 Communicable Disease Advisory: Increasing incidence of Influenza A/H3N2 Immunization Information
2019-03-08 Scabies Testing More Public Health Topics
Skin Scraping, Burrow Ink Test
2019-02-28 Risks for Medical Tourists to Tijuana, Mexico More Public Health Issues
BBFE; Blood Borne Virus Infections
2019-02-08 Communicable Disease Advisory:  Measles Alert - Washington State, United States Vaccine Preventable Diseases
CD
2019-01-30 Public Health's Role in Management and Follow-up of BBFEs More Public Health Topics
Blood and Body Fluid Exposures
2019-01-29 Pertussis Antibiotic Prophylaxis Recommendations Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
CD, pertussis
2019-01-02 Communicable Disease Advisory: Provincial Vaccine Updates Immunization Information
CD
2018-12-19 Prenatal Pertussis Immunization Immunization Information
CD, pertussis
2018-11-15 Emergency Dept./Urgent Care Centre Infection Control Measures: Travellers, ILI and PCRA Emerging Public Health Issues
influenza-like-illness, point-of-care-risk-assessment
2018-11-05 Eligibility Criteria For Provincially Funded Pneumococcal Vaccines Immunization Information
2018-10-26 Communicable Disease Advisory: Acute Flaccid Myelitis/Acute Flaccid Paralysis Emerging Public Health Issue
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
2019-08-09 Increased Demand for Rabies PEP More Public Health Topics
Rabies

 

Calgary Zone
Date Issued Title Topic
2018-10-29 Acute Flaccid Myelitis/Acute Flaccid Paralysis Emerging Public Health Issue
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
2019-08-07 Rabies Post-Exposure Prophylaxis & Vaccine Updates Immunization Information
2019-04-29 STI Testing Clarification Emerging Public Health Issues
2019-04-02 Tuberculosis in South Zone Emerging Public Health Issues
2018-10-26 Communicable Disease Advisory: Acute Flaccid Myelitis/Acute Flaccid Paralysis Emerging Public Health Issues
CD Advisory
2018-07-10 High Risk Animal Exposures and Tick Surveillance Emerging Public Health Issues
saliva, tissue, rabies, prophylaxis, bites, scratches, bat, skunk, fox, coyote
2017-09-25 Notifiable Disease Awareness Emerging Public Health Issues