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Devon Haag Recognized for Digital Health Work at the BCCDC<img alt="" src="/About-Site/PublishingImages/Devon%20Edited.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Devon Haag Recognized for Digital Health Work at the BCCDCDevon Haag, Digital Public Health Program Manager at the BCCDC, sat down to discuss winning a Women in Digital Health award last year, what she is passionate about, and what has kept her working in public health for the past 18 years. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2024/devon-haag-digital-health-award2024-02-01T08:00:00Z
Infections from invasive group A streptococcal bacteria remain higher than usual among children in B.C.Infections from invasive group A streptococcal bacteria remain higher than usual among children in B.C.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2024/invasive-group-a-streptococcal-infections-update2024-01-18T08:00:00Z
Prescribing opioids to people with opioid use disorder prevented deaths in B.C.<img alt="" src="/About-Site/PublishingImages/RMG%20Twitter%20card%201%20(1).jpg?RenditionID=2" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Prescribing opioids to people with opioid use disorder prevented deaths in B.C.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2024/prescribing-opioid-risk-mitigation-guidance2024-01-11T08:00:00Z
The BCCDC is reminding people to take prevention measures and seek care amid elevated levels of influenza and respiratory infectionsThe BCCDC is reminding people to take prevention measures and seek care amid elevated levels of influenza and respiratory infectionsB.C. is experiencing elevated influenza and RSV activity, similar to levels experienced before the COVID-19 pandemic. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2023/prevention-and-seek-care-respiratory-infections2023-12-29T08:00:00Z
B.C. experiencing higher levels of invasive group A streptococcal infections in childrenB.C. experiencing higher levels of invasive group A streptococcal infections in childrenBritish Columbia experiencing higher levels of invasive group A streptococcal (iGAS) infections.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2023/invasive-group-a-streptococcal-infections2023-12-22T08:00:00Z
BCCDC data dashboards help navigate respiratory illness season<img alt="Four public health professionals stand smiling side by side" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/Highlights/AllItems/public%20health%20lab%20team.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCCDC data dashboards help navigate respiratory illness seasonhttp://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2023/respiratory-data-tool2023-12-14T08:00:00Z
Discard recalled fruit products linked to Salmonella infections<img alt="Two slices of cantaloupe sit next to a whole cantaloupe" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Cantaloupe.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Discard recalled fruit products linked to Salmonella infectionsPeople living in B.C. asked to discard recalled produce due to Salmonella risk.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2023/cantaloupes-linked-to-salmonella2023-12-01T08:00:00Z
Passenger with measles travelled through Vancouver International Airport on November 23Passenger with measles travelled through Vancouver International Airport on November 23Travellers are being alerted about a potential exposure to measles on flights and at Vancouver International Airport on November 23.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2023/measles-vancouver-international-airport-november-232023-11-29T08:00:00Z
B.C. landmarks join global campaign to highlight risk of antimicrobial resistance<img alt="" src="/About-Site/PublishingImages/GettyImages-458136055.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />B.C. landmarks join global campaign to highlight risk of antimicrobial resistanceBC Place, Science World, the BC Legislature and the Bastion in Nanaimo will be bathed in blue this week to raise awareness for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and its health risks. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2023/campaign-antimicrobial-resistance2023-11-20T08:00:00Z
Radon in homes can increase risk of lung cancer<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Radon%20Action%20Month.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Radon in homes can increase risk of lung cancerNovember is Lung Cancer Awareness and Radon Action Month. Learn about one of the leading causes of lung cancer in B.C. and how to test for it in your home.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2023/radon-lung-cancer2023-11-16T08:00:00Z

 
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