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Measles

February 26, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information, Pregnancy & Parenting, Featured | Tags: Measles

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Measles is a serious and contagious disease. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and others too.

There is currently a measles outbreak in Vancouver. Measles is a very serious and contagious illness that can spread through the air from an infected person. If infected you may develop a cough, fever, runny nose and inflamed eyes. A red rash can appear on your face, neck, arms and legs. 

How do I protect myself against measles?

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Wildfires, Drinking Water and You!

July 19, 2018 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information, Featured | Tags:

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Wildfires, Drinking Water and You!

Are you concerned about your drinking water during and/or after a wild fire? Living in beautiful British Columbia means we may have to live through wildfires, and we hope this post will shed a little light on the subject and by the end you’ll feel confident knowing how to protect you and your family from the impacts of wildfires and waterborne illnesses.

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