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Wild mushrooms may be poisonous<img alt="" src="/news-releases-site/PublishingImages/mushrooms.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Wild mushrooms may be poisonousIn October, 2016 a toddler died after ingesting a poisonous Amanita phalloides, or “death cap” mushroom, foraged in Victoria. BC’s Drug and Poison Information Centre has noted an increase in calls in recent years related to illness from toxic mushrooms. http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/food-your-health/fruits-vegetablesLearn more about wild poisonous mushrooms
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>AntibioticwiseThis week is World Antibiotic Awareness Week. Antibiotics 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
Public health emergency in BC<img alt="" src="/resource-gallery/PublishingImages/Coroners%20Service%20overdose%20deaths%20to%20March%202016%20resize.jpg" width="720" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Public health emergency in BCOn Thursday, April 14, 2016, BC’s provincial health officer declared a public health emergency in response to the rise in drug overdoses and deaths. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/public-health-emergency-in-bcFind out more about BCCDC's role in this public health crisis.

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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
BC reduces antibiotic use, but still more to be doneBC reduces antibiotic use, but still more to be donehttp://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2016/bc-reduces-antibiotic-use2016-11-15T08:00:00Z
Lab testing confirms new Lyme-related bacteria discovered in three BC ticksLab testing confirms new Lyme-related bacteria discovered in three BC tickshttp://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2016/lab-testing-confirms-new-lyme-related-bacteria2016-11-07T08:00:00Z
Enterovirus reemerging as cough and cold season gets underwayEnterovirus reemerging as cough and cold season gets underwayhttp://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2016/enterovirus-reemerging2016-09-15T07:00:00Z
BCCDC publishes new findings on power of integrated health dataBCCDC publishes new findings on power of integrated health datahttp://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2016/integrated-health-data2016-09-08T07:00:00Z

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