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Antibioticwise<a href="http://antibiotocwise.ca" target="_blank"><img alt="antibioticwise" src="/Our-Research-Site/PublishingImages/our-research/projects/bc-hepatitis-testers-cohort/nccid_ad_image2_500x370.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /></a>AntibioticwiseAntibiotics are medicines that can quickly help to heal some types of infection caused by bacteria, but when they’re used too much or not used the right way, they may not work anymore. http://antibioticwise.caLearn more at antibioticwise.ca
Drug overdoses in BC<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Updated%20overdose%20graph%20nov-small.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Drug overdoses in BCIn 2016, there were 914 apparent illicit drug overdose deaths in BC, an increase of 79.2% over the number of deaths occurring in 2015 (BC Coroners Service).http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/public-health-emergency-in-bcFind out more about BCCDC's role in this public health crisis.
Influenza (flu) vaccine<img alt="" src="/resource-gallery/PublishingImages/immunizer_w_teen.jpg?RenditionID=5" width="308" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Influenza (flu) vaccineGetting a flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and others against influenza, especially when used with other infection prevention practices such as proper hand hygiene and staying home when sick. /about/news-stories/stories/influenza-(flu)-vaccineLearn more about the vaccine

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BCCDC advises consumers to properly cook oysters following outbreakBCCDC advises consumers to properly cook oysters following outbreakhttp://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2017/bccdc-advises-consumers-to-properly-cook-oysters2017-01-13T08:00:00Z
Opioid substitution therapy and mental health counselling help prevent hepatitis C reinfectionOpioid substitution therapy and mental health counselling help prevent hepatitis C reinfectionhttp://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2017/opioid-substitution-therapy-and-mental-health-counselling-help-prevent-hepatitis-c-reinfection2017-01-06T08:00:00Z
Surrey man uses naloxone program to reverse more than 100 opioid overdoses Surrey man uses naloxone program to reverse more than 100 opioid overdoses http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2016/surrey-man-uses-naloxone2016-12-22T08:00:00Z
BC’s cardiac centres notify patients of low risk of infection associated with heater-cooler machinesBC’s cardiac centres notify patients of low risk of infection associated with heater-cooler machineshttp://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2016/patient-notification2016-12-12T08:00:00Z
Remember those in need now, and during the rest of the yearRemember those in need now, and during the rest of the yearhttp://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2016/remember-those-in-need2016-11-21T08:00:00Z

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