Disease prevention and surveillance

Information about the flu, Lyme disease and West Nile, surveillance, immunization schedule, newborn metabolic screening, disease prevention.


Newborn blood spot screening helps find conditions in infants that can be treated early to support healthy development.

Learn about the voluntary pilot program testing for lead and copper in drinking water in schools with Grades 6 and under.

Learn about the importance of immunization, the routine immunization schedule, where to get immunized, immunization records and statistics.

Learn how to prevent and control infections in your home, at work, at school or even in a hospital. Find resources for health professionals.

Learn about the submit-a-tick program, how to remove a tick, tick surveillance in Alberta, and Lyme disease.

If you believe you were exposed to a communicable disease through contact with another person, you can request that person to be tested.

Learn about the mpox virus (previously known as the monkeypox virus) in Alberta.

Public health guidelines for the management of public non-municipal drinking water from the source to the tap.

Information about respiratory illnesses including influenza and COVID-19.

Requirements for artificial tanning businesses including age restrictions and warning signage.

Learn about West Nile virus (WNV) in Alberta, ongoing surveillance to identify cases and determine the risk each year.