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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
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 overdosesSurrey man uses naloxone program to reverse more than 100 opioid overdoseshttp://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2016/surrey-man-uses-naloxone2016-12-22T08:00:00Z
BC’s cardiac centres notify patients of low risk of infection associated with heater-cooler machinesBC’s cardiac centres notify patients of low risk of infection associated with heater-cooler machineshttp://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2016/patient-notification2016-12-12T08:00:00Z
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

 
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