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Three cases of meningococcal disease among adolescents in Interior HealthThree cases of meningococcal disease among adolescents in Interior HealthTwo cases of meningococcal disease have been reported among students of one high school in Interior Health, and a third case recently identified in an older adolescent in the same community, occurring over a six week period beginning in late September. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2017/meningococcal-disease2017-11-10T08:00:00Z
UPDATE: Hepatitis A in pineapple chunks<img alt="Pineapple cup" src="/news-releases-site/PublishingImages/V2017VCSH00458_T%20crop.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />UPDATE: Hepatitis A in pineapple chunkshttp://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2017/hepatitis-a-in-western-family-brand-pineapple-chunks2017-09-05T07:00:00Z
Take-Home Naloxone Program marks 5th year; stigma reduction next hurdleTake-Home Naloxone Program marks 5th year; stigma reduction next hurdleVancouver – The fifth anniversary of the Take-Home Naloxone Program, which has reversed over 10,000 opioid overdoes so far, marks a bittersweet milestone for the harm reduction team at the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2017/take-home-naloxone-program-marks-5th-year2017-08-31T07:00:00Z
2017 BC Overdose Action Exchange: 10 areas for action in BC’s overdose crisis2017 BC Overdose Action Exchange: 10 areas for action in BC’s overdose crisisVancouver – In a report released this morning by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), 10 recommended areas for action have been identified to help prevent illegal drug overdoses and reduce the number of deaths occurring in the province. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2017/overdose-action-exchange-meeting-report2017-08-16T07:00:00Z
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

 
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