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Study: Wide distribution of naloxone can slash overdose deaths during epidemicsStudy: Wide distribution of naloxone can slash overdose deaths during epidemicshttp://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2017/take-home-naloxone2018-04-18T07:00:00Z
Outbreak of norovirus associated with raw BC oysters<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/157379841%20OYSTERS%20ON%20ICE.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Outbreak of norovirus associated with raw BC oystershttp://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2017/outbreak-of-norovirus-associated-with-raw-bc-oysters2018-04-09T07:00:00Z
Expanded online STI testing program reduces barriers, reaches more people<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/GCO%20logo.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Expanded online STI testing program reduces barriers, reaches more peoplehttp://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2017/gco-expansion2018-03-29T07:00:00Z
Province puts more naloxone into the hands of British Columbians to save livesProvince puts more naloxone into the hands of British Columbians to save liveshttp://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2017/province-puts-more-naloxone-into-the-hands-of-british-columbians-to-save-lives2017-12-20T08:00:00Z
Meningococcal vaccine offered to youth aged 15-19 across Okanagan regionMeningococcal vaccine offered to youth aged 15-19 across Okanagan regionSince June 2017, there have been five confirmed cases of meningococcal disease due to serogroup W reported in the Okanagan region among those aged 16-19 years. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2017/meningococcal-vaccine-offered-to-youth-aged-15-19-across-okanagan-region2017-12-15T08:00:00Z
Is your food safety certification nearing its best before date? Review and renew in 2018Is your food safety certification nearing its best before date? Review and renew in 2018Vancouver - The BC Centre for Disease Control and Ministry of Health are reminding operators and employees in BC’s 12,000 food service establishments to check their FOODSAFE certification to ensure they meet the requirements under BC’s Public Health Act.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2017/foodsafe2017-12-04T08:00:00Z
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

 
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