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Reframing the way we think of and care for people who use substances<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/International%20Overdose%20Awareness%20Day-BCCDC.png?RenditionID=3" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Reframing the way we think of and care for people who use substancesAugust 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day and this year’s theme is: Recognizing people who go unseen.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2023/reframing-care-for-people-who-use-substances2023-08-29T07:00:00Z
Dr. Jane Buxton appointed to the Order of B.C. for harm reduction work<img alt="A woman wearing a black sweater with a green and blue floral blouse smiles and looks at the camera" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/Highlights/AllItems/Jane%20Buxton%20headshot%20square.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Dr. Jane Buxton appointed to the Order of B.C. for harm reduction workBuxton, who is perhaps best known for helping launch the Take Home Naloxone program, calls the honour "humbling and unexpected."http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2023/jane-buxton-order-of-british-columbia2023-08-09T07:00:00Z
B.C. experiencing an increase in Cyclospora infections<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Cyclospora%20-%20produce.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />B.C. experiencing an increase in Cyclospora infectionsTake precautions to prevent Cyclospora infections.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2023/cyclospora-infections2023-08-04T07:00:00Z
From the grassy ground to the lab: What the BCCDC tick team wants you to know<img alt="A man stands in a white flannel suit in the forest, holding a white blanket used to collect ticks." src="/PublishingImages/Lists/Highlights/AllItems/Stefan%20tick%20drag%201.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />From the grassy ground to the lab: What the BCCDC tick team wants you to knowTick surveillance, testing and awareness efforts at BCCDC share the latest data on where ticks are located in B.C., the pathogens they're carrying, how to protect yourself from tick-borne diseases and what to do if you get bit.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2023/the-latest-data-on-ticks-in-british-columbia2023-08-01T07:00:00Z
Tackling hepatitis at home and in the community<img alt="Sofia as a toddler is held by her father in front of a sign that says Happy Birthday Sofia" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/about/news-stories/stories/world-hepatitis-day/Sofia%20and%20her%20Dad%202.JPG" width="530" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Tackling hepatitis at home and in the communityAhead of World Hepatitis Day on July 28, Senior Scientist Sofia Bartlett shared how her commitment to improving outcomes for people diagnosed with hepatitis likely saved her father’s life.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2023/world-hepatitis-day2023-07-27T07:00:00Z
Be on the lookout for poisonous death cap mushrooms in southwestern B.C.<img alt="" src="/resource-gallery/Documents/Images/Square/EH/Amanita_phalloides(mgw-22)_copyright%20permission%20from%20Dr.%20Wood_2018Nov7.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Be on the lookout for poisonous death cap mushrooms in southwestern B.C.Toxic death cap mushrooms have been appearing early in urban areas of southwestern B.C. this year. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2023/lookout-for-poisonous-death-cap-mushrooms2023-07-14T07:00:00Z
Can a familiar antibiotic help prevent STIs?<a href="http://www.bccdc.ca/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/about/news-stories/stories/disco-trial/disco%20home%20page.png"><img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/about/news-stories/stories/2023/disco-trial/DISCO%20STI%20prevention.png?RenditionID=3" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /></a>Can a familiar antibiotic help prevent STIs?DISCO clinical trial will compare the effectiveness of taking doxycycline daily versus taking it after a potential exposure to a sexually transmitted infection. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2023/disco-trial2023-07-05T07:00:00Z
It Takes 2: New campaign reminds eligible people to get a second dose of mpox vaccine ahead of Pride events<img alt="Two ads side by side with the text: Mpox Vaccine It Takes 2. Get your second dose of the mpox vaccine in time for summer. " src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/It%20Takes%20Two%20ads.png?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />It Takes 2: New campaign reminds eligible people to get a second dose of mpox vaccine ahead of Pride eventsThe mpox vaccine is given as a two-dose vaccine. Get vaccinated in time for summer.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2023/it-takes-2-mpox-vaccine2023-06-29T07:00:00Z
New data highlights high cost of healthy eating in B.C.<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Food%20costing.png?RenditionID=2" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New data highlights high cost of healthy eating in B.C.A new report suggests nutritious diets are unaffordable for many B.C. families and individuals living on low-incomes. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2023/new-data-highlights-cost-healthy-eating2023-05-25T07:00:00Z
BCCDC teams up with Vancouver street artists to promote hepatitis C treatment<img alt="Trey Helten, Smokey D, Pam Young and Sofia Bartlett stand in front of a hepatitis C awareness mural. Graffiti text: Did U Know" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/about/news-stories/stories/2023/bccdc-and-vancouver-street-artists-promote-hepatitis-c-treatment/Trey,%20Smokey,%20Pam,%20Sofia.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCCDC teams up with Vancouver street artists to promote hepatitis C treatmentA mural on the Downtown Eastside warns about the damage hep C can do to people's organs and encourages them to seek more information and treatment.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2023/bccdc-and-vancouver-street-artists-promote-hepatitis-c-treatment2023-05-17T07:00:00Z

 
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