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New research shows more people knowingly use fentanyl, points to importance of comprehensive response to reduce risksNew research shows more people knowingly use fentanyl, points to importance of comprehensive response to reduce riskshttp://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2020/new-research-shows-more-people-knowingly-use-fentanyl-points-to-importance-of-comprehensive-response-to-reduce-risks2020-01-24T08:00:00Z
50,000 overdoses reversed with naloxone kits in B.C.<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Naloxone%20team-25_800.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />50,000 overdoses reversed with naloxone kits in B.C.​More than 50,000 kits containing the life-saving medication naloxone have been used to reverse opioid overdoses in B.C. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2019/50-000-overdoses-reversed-with-naloxone-kits-in-b-c2019-11-08T08:00:00Z
Mushroom poisonings on the rise in British Columbia<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Amanita%20phalloides%20PK6815%20F22111%20(2).JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Mushroom poisonings on the rise in British Columbiahttp://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2019/mushroom-poisonings-on-the-rise-in-british-columbia2019-10-28T07:00:00Z
Get naloxone – no matter how you choose to consume<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Naloxone%20team-5_800.jpg?RenditionID=2" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Get naloxone – no matter how you choose to consumehttp://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2019/get-naloxone-–-no-matter-how-you-choose-to-consume2019-10-23T07:00:00Z
HPV immunization program cuts pre-cancer rates by more than half<a href="http://www.bccdc.ca/PublishingImages/HPV_Infographic_2019_v2.png" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/HPV_Infographic_2019_v2.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /></a>HPV immunization program cuts pre-cancer rates by more than halfhttp://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2019/hpv-immunization-program-cuts-pre-cancer-rates-by-more-than-half2019-10-16T07:00:00Z
Don’t let Salmonella ruin your Thanksgiving<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Turkey_Thanksgiving_twitter.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Don’t let Salmonella ruin your Thanksgivinghttp://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2019/don’t-let-salmonella-ruin-your-thanksgiving2019-10-09T07:00:00Z
BC experiencing highest rates of infectious syphilis in the last 30 years<a href="http://www.bccdc.ca/health-professionals/data-reports/reportable-diseases-data-dashboard" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Syphilis%20infections_2003%20to%202018.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /></a>BC experiencing highest rates of infectious syphilis in the last 30 yearshttp://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2019/bc-experiencing-highest-rates-of-infectious-syphilis-in-the-last-30-years2019-10-07T07:00:00Z
BCCDC issues alert about passenger with measles on flight from Manila that landed at YVR on July 23, 2019<img alt="" src="/Health-Info-Site/PublishingImages/immunization-vaccines/Measles_10707.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCCDC issues alert about passenger with measles on flight from Manila that landed at YVR on July 23, 2019Travelers are being alerted about a potential exposure to measles aboard a flight from the Philippines on July 23, 2019.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2019/bccdc-issues-alert-about-passenger-with-measles-on-flight-from-manila-that-landed-at-yvr-on-july-23-20192019-07-26T07:00:00Z
Hepatitis C testing doubles in B.C. since 2011 in effort to eliminate the disease<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/HepC_virus.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Hepatitis C testing doubles in B.C. since 2011 in effort to eliminate the diseasehttp://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2019/hepatitis-c-testing-doubles-in-b-c-since-2011-in-effort-to-eliminate-the-disease2019-07-25T07:00:00Z
Passenger with measles traveled through Vancouver International Airport on June 24<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/plane-694072986.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Passenger with measles traveled through Vancouver International Airport on June 24Travelers are being alerted about a potential exposure to measles while at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) on June 24 or traveling on two flights through YVR.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2019/passenger-with-measles-traveled-through-yvr-on-june-242019-06-28T07:00:00Z

 
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