News Releases

UPDATE: Latest suspected measles case negative

Victoria – Island Health has received lab reports from the latest suspected measles case and those results have come back negative. As a result, the potential exposure sites listed today are no longer considered exposure sites.

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One new South Island measles exposure confirmed, for a total of six cases

Victoria, BC – Island Health has confirmed one new case of measles infection on the South Island. Island Health is alerting individuals that they may have been exposed to measles if they visited or passed through the building common spaces, including washrooms, at the following location: 

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Island Health adds 18 publicly-funded long-term care beds in Campbell River

Seniors and their families are now benefitting from 18 new long-term care beds in Campbell River, funded by Island Health.

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Update: Additional location of potential measles exposure

Update: Additional Location for Potential Measles Exposure  

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Measles exposure confirmed

Island Health confirms two new cases of measles infection

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New South Island measles exposure confirmed

Island Health has confirmed one new case of measles infection on the South Island.

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Urgent and primary-care centre coming to Nanaimo

The Province, together with local partners, is establishing the Medical Arts Urgent and Primary Care Centre in Nanaimo to give people in the region increased access to team-based primary care.

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South Island measles exposures confirmed

Two cases of measles infection have been reported to Island Health. Both people acquired the infection while traveling abroad. Both people sought care in the South Island.

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Island Health announces Community Wellness Grant Recipients

ISLAND WIDE – Healthy living and community well-being will be supported by 52 projects across Island Health, thanks to Island Health’s Community Wellness Granting Program.

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More than a quarter million visits to Island Health overdose prevention and supervised consumption sites

Island Health is observing more than 250,000 visits to supervised consumption and overdose prevention sites – more than 1,000 reversed overdoses and zero deaths while at the same time delivering more supports and services to people who are using drugs and for people who are ready to begin a recovery journey.

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