Outbreak News

Whooping Cough in Canada

In 2002, Canada saw outbreaks of whooping cough in B.C., Alberta, Ontario, and N.B.

  1. In 2002, there were over 2000 cases of whooping cough in B.C. and one infant died of the disease.
  2. In 2012, an outbreak of measles in Quebec resulted in 776 confirmed cases.
  3. California saw 9,154 cases of pertussis in 2010 and 2,937 cases in 2011. Several children died in these outbreaks.
  4. In 1994, there were 5,000 deaths due to diphtheria in Russia after the organized immunization system was suspended.

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Health and Social Services

Government of Yukon
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2C6
CANADA

Email: hss@gov.yk.ca

Fax:    867-667-3096

Disclaimer

This information is made available “as is” and without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. The information may be used on the strict understanding that neither the Government nor its ministers, employees, or agents shall be liable for losses or damages of any kind, which may arise as a result of information provided at this site or at any other site that can be accessed from it.

Privacy Statement

The collection, use, disclosure, retention, and disposal of information collected via Government of Yukon web sites is done in compliance with the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Archives Act.

Any personal information that is collected will only be viewed by authorized government employees to fulfill the purpose for which it was originally collected or for a use consistent with that purpose. Personal information is not disclosed to other agencies or individuals except as authorized by law.

Visitors to Government of Yukon web sites may also be interested to know how Internet technologies collect personal information and what types of information they collect.

Web Server Data Collection

The servers that host Government of Yukon web sites automatically collect different types of information. This information helps ensure the smooth operation and security of the sites. Some of this information does not identify the visitor; an example of this non-personal information is the visitor’s browser type and version. Other information, however, may be more closely tied to individual persons and their habits; examples of this are IP address, time of visit, previous sites visited, and so on. This information is typically viewed in the aggregate only and is used for the purposes of evaluating and marketing government of Yukon web sites.

Cookies

Some government of Yukon web sites may download a “cookie” to a visitor’s hard drive. This is a data file that the web server uses to remember the behaviours and preferences of the visitor; thereby allowing the site to better respond to the visitor’s habits on subsequent visits. Any visitor with concerns over the collection of this type of information should set his or her browser to not accept cookies or to display a warning that a cookie will be downloaded if the site is accessed. Setting these browser options will not exclude the visitor from any Government of Yukon web site.

Registration

Some Government of Yukon web sites request visitors to register via an online form. This is done so that the Government can deliver a service and respond more effectively to a specific identified individual. The data from the form and its response will be stored to fulfill the service request. These communications become part of the record of the transaction and must be managed according to Government of Yukon records management procedures. The personal information contained within the communications is managed according to the requirements of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

E-Mail

Sending an electronic mail (e-mail) message to the Government of Yukon unavoidably discloses personal information (for example: name, e-mail address). It will also disclose additional information such as time the message was sent, general location from which the message was sent, and so on. This message and its response will be stored to resolve the subject matter of the inquiry. These messages become part of the record of the transaction and must be managed according to Government of Yukon records management procedures. The personal information contained within the message is managed according to the requirements of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Links

Many Government of Yukon web sites contain links to other, non-Government of Yukon web sites. The Government of Yukon is in no way responsible for the privacy practices of these sites.

For more information about online privacy in the Government of Yukon contact:

Judy Pelchat

Manager, Corporate Information Management

Information and Communications Technology Division

E-mail: judy.pelchat@gov.yk.ca

Telephone: (867) 667-8211

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Reproduction or redistribution for commercial purposes requires advance written permission from the Government of Yukon.

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