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Raw or undercooked oysters could make you sick<img alt="Oysters on ice" src="/Health-Info-Site/PublishingImages/health-info/food-your-health/fish-shellfish/157379841%20oysters%20on%20ice.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Raw or undercooked oysters could make you sickThe investigation into the outbreak of norovirus and gastrointestinal illnesses linked to raw and undercooked oysters from British Columbia is ongoing. http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/phn-asp/2017/outbreak-norovirus-eclosion-eng.phpSee the latest public health notice
Report on estimated sizes of key populations for HIV and HCV prevention <img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/population_image_icons_small.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Report on estimated sizes of key populations for HIV and HCV prevention BCCDC, the Pacific AIDS Network and Community and Health Authority Partners release report on the estimated sizes of key populations for HIV and HCV prevention. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bccdc-and-partners-release-report-of-populations-for-hiv-hcv-preventionLearn more about the report
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 922 apparent illicit drug overdose deaths in BC, an increase of 79.7% 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.

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Language matters: reduce stigma, combat overdose Language matters: reduce stigma, combat overdose http://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
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

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