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Wildfire smoke and health<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Wildfire.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Wildfire smoke and healthThe BCCDC collaborates with local, provincial and federal partners on issues relating to environmental health, including wildfires and air quality.http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/health-your-environment/air-qualityLearn more about air quality and wildfires
Quick-learn lesson: Naloxone administration<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/QL%20Naloxone%20front%20page.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Quick-learn lesson: Naloxone administrationThe BC Centre for Disease Control has developed a new online e-learning lesson outlining what to do if you witness or suspect an opioid overdose.http://towardtheheart.com/naloxone-course/Take the naloxone quick-learn lesson
Wild mushrooms may be poisonous<img alt="" src="/news-releases-site/PublishingImages/mushrooms.jpg" width="1262" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Wild mushrooms may be poisonousAbout 250 species of wild mushrooms found in North America are poisonous. Many more can cause varying degrees of adverse health effects. http://www.bccdc.ca/resource-gallery/Documents/Educational%20Materials/EH/FPS/Fruit%20and%20Veg/Wild%20Mushrooms%20Fact%20Sheet.pdfLearn more about wild poisonous mushrooms

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Research project pilots new illegal drug alert warning system to help prevent overdosesResearch project pilots new illegal drug alert warning system to help prevent overdosesVancouver – Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is working with the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) on a new project to develop a more timely and accurate way to communicate information about clusters of drug overdoses and drug contamination alerts.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2017/research-project-pilots-new-illegal-drug-alert-warning-system-to-help-prevent-overdoses2017-07-11T07:00:00Z
BCCDC drug overdose meeting: Turning ideas into action to help save livesBCCDC drug overdose meeting: Turning ideas into action to help save livesWith a supply of street drugs so toxic more than four people die from overdoses each day in BC, what more can policy makers, public health officials and other partners do to make the response more effective? http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2017/turning-ideas-into-action-to-help-save-lives2017-06-16T07:00:00Z
BCCDC advises British Columbians about a new outbreak of E. coli O121 associated with flourBCCDC advises British Columbians about a new outbreak of E. coli O121 associated with flourhttp://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2017/bccdc-advises-british-columbians-about-a-new-outbreak-of-e-coli-o121-associated-with-flour2017-05-19T07:00:00Z
Language matters: reduce stigma, combat overdoseLanguage matters: reduce stigma, combat overdosehttp://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2017/language-matters2017-03-09T08:00:00Z
Passengers on flights through Vancouver International Airport on February 24th and 27th may have been exposed to measlesPassengers on flights through Vancouver International Airport on February 24th and 27th may have been exposed to measleshttp://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2017/possible-exposure-to-measles2017-03-04T08:00:00Z

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