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Early findings show the first vaccine dose reduced the risk of COVID-19 by 80 per cent or moreEarly findings show the first vaccine dose reduced the risk of COVID-19 by 80 per cent or morehttp://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2021/early-findings-show-the-first-vaccine-dose-reduced-the-risk-of-covid-19-by-80-per-cent-or-more2021-02-19T08:00:00Z
Genetic sequencing results completed for mink farm outbreakGenetic sequencing results completed for mink farm outbreakWhole genome sequencing was performed by the BC Centre for Disease Control Public Health Laboratory and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease Laboratory.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2020/genetic-sequencing-results-completed-for-mink-farm-outbreak2020-12-23T08:00:00Z
British Columbians warned of Salmonella infections<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/GettyImages-474464606.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />British Columbians warned of Salmonella infectionsOctober 1, 2020 - Final Update: Outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to red onions imported from the United States appears to be over. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2020/british-columbians-warned-of-salmonella-infections2020-08-07T07:00:00Z
Falling childhood asthma rates linked to declining use of unnecessary antibiotics<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/How%20can%20antibiotics%20lead%20to%20asthma.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Falling childhood asthma rates linked to declining use of unnecessary antibioticsNew research shows asthma rates are falling, thanks to efforts by physicians to avoid prescribing antibiotics to young children, except when necessary.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2020/falling-childhood-asthma-rates-linked-to-declining-use-of-unnecessary-antibiotics2020-06-17T07:00:00Z
Your story, our future: New survey seeks input from British Columbians on the impact of the response to COVID-19<img alt="" src="/disease-types/PublishingImages/COVID_survey-webpage-04.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Your story, our future: New survey seeks input from British Columbians on the impact of the response to COVID-19How has COVID-19 affected your life, your family and your future? http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2020/your-story-our-future-new-survey-seeks-input-from-british-columbians-on-the-impact-of-the-response-to-covid-192020-05-12T07:00:00Z
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

 
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