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Infectious Diseases Clinic

The Infectious Diseases Clinic provides expert advice and ongoing support to women with infectious diseases during pregnancy, pre-pregnancy and postpartum.
About
Bulletin: Zika Virus

The Zika Virus is transmitted by the bite of a certain type of mosquito; currently, this virus is prevalent in South and Central America.  Canadian women and men may come into contact with the virus if they have travelled to an affected area.  For more information please visit BC Centre for Disease Control and to learn more about affected areas please visit the World Health Organization.

Symptoms may include: fever, headache, conjunctivitis (red eyes), rash, and joint pain.  Symptoms may last up to a week.  Most individuals infected are asymptomatic.  It is particularly important for pregnant women who may have been to an infected area while pregnant to consult your healthcare provider for advice regarding testing and possible ultrasound evaluations.  Guidelines are forthcoming from local public health and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada.

Pregnant women who decide to travel to affected areas should advise their healthcare providers and take precautions to avoid mosquito bites such as using mosquito nets, wearing long pants, and long sleeved clothing.

The Public Health Agency of Canada has released a travel advisory and Travel Health Health Notice.  Please consider your travel plans carefully.

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The Infectious Diseases Clinic provides expert advice and ongoing support to women with infectious diseases during pregnancy, pre-pregnancy and postpartum.

Pregnancy
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Syphilis
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis B
Complex Gynecology
  • Herpes Simplex
  • Recurrent or complex vaginitis

Women with HIV infection are seen at the Oak Tree Clinic, a specialized multi-disciplinary clinic at BC Women's Hospital.

Appointments

Infectious Diseases Clinic: Monday afternoons

Please bring your BC Care Card and Photo ID to your appointment.  

We are a scent-free clinic - please do not use scented products such as cologne/perfume, lotions, hair products when you come to the clinic in order to protect those patients/staff who are sensitive to these.
Our Team

Dr. Deborah Money
Dr. Julie van Schalkwyk
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BC Women's is a "teaching hospital" and we are involved in providing clinical education and experience for students in the health professions.
Many of our clinicians are actively involved in research that helps us provide the best possible care for you and your loved ones.
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