Phone:  250-562-6363           Email: info@nbcthvc.com

Northern British Columbia Travel Health
and Vaccination Clinic

Helping You Stay Well on Your Way!

Learn More about Diseases and Infections

Learn more about the diseases caused by bacteria and viruses, and the organs they affect. You can place your trust in our doctors for travel vaccinations and health advice. Schedule an appointment at  Northern British Columbia Travel Health and Vaccination Clinic (NBCTHVC) in Prince George today.

 Hepatitis A  is a disease caused by infection of the liver with the hepatitis A virus. This virus is found in the bowel movements of a person who is infected. The virus is spread to others through contaminated food and water. Hepatitis A is vaccine preventable.


 Hepatitis B is a disease caused by infection of the liver with the hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B is found in the blood and body fluid of an infected person and is spread by unprotected sexual intercourse, needle sharing, or rarely by infected blood products. This virus is vaccine preventable.

 Traveller's diarrhea and cholera are caused by two types of bacteria. People get these from contaminated food and water. These infections are vaccine preventable. The vaccine is only available in an oral form.

 Japanese encephalitis is a life-threatening infection caused by a virus. It is spread by infected mosquitoes in the evening and night. This virus is vaccine preventable.

 Typhoid fever is a serious and life-threatening infection caused by typhoid bacteria. These bacteria are found in the bowel movements of an infected person. The bacteria spread to others through contaminated food and water. This infection is vaccine preventable. Vaccines are available in injectable or oral form.

 Yellow fever is a life-threatening infection caused by a virus. This virus is spread by infected daytime mosquitoes. This virus is vaccine preventable. The Yellow Fever vaccination may be required for entry in some countries.

 Malaria is a serious and life-threatening disease caused by parasites in the bloodstream. This disease is spread through mosquitoes in the evening and night. This disease can be prevented with anti-malaria medications.

 Rabies is an infection of the brain caused by a virus that is spread through the bite or scratch of an infected animal. This virus is vaccine preventable.

 Meningococcal infection is a serious and life-threatening infection caused by meningococcal bacteria. This infection is spread from one person to another through coughing, sneezing, or close face-to-face contact. When people share things like food and drink, it can also be spread through saliva or spit. This infection is vaccine preventable.

 Polio is a disease caused by a virus. This virus is found in the bowel movements of an infected person. It is spread to others through contaminated food and water.

 Shingles  are caused by the varicella-zoster virus. The same virus also causes chickenpox. The virus can become active again later in life and cause shingles for some people who have had chickenpox. Shingles is most commonly found in people over 50 years of age.

Information on diseases is sourced from Health Link BC and BC CDC

Information

Northern British Columbia Travel Health and Vaccination Clinic (NBCTHVC)

925 Vancouver Street

Prince George, BC 

V2L 2P6

Phone: 250-562-6363
Other phone number:  250-277-1887

Fax: 250-563-8285

Email: info@nbcthvc.com


Hours

Monday - Friday 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

By appointment only

Social

Send to a friend

Send the url of this page to a friend of yours

Service Area

  • Serving Prince George and all of Northern BC

  • Fort St. James

  • Vanderhoof

  • Smithers

  • Fort St. John

  • Dawson Creek

  • Quesnel

  • McBride

  • Valemount