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Wastewater surveillance expands to Interior and Island Health<img alt="BCCDC Public Health Laboratory employee wears protective equipment as they pipette wastewater samples for COVID-19 testing" src="/Health-Info-Site/PublishingImages/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/testing/Wastewater-lab.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Wastewater surveillance expands to Interior and Island HealthTesting community wastewater for COVID-19 provides information on how levels of SARS-CoV-2 virus are changing within an area over time. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2023/wastewater-surveillance-expands2023-01-20T08:00:00Z
Preliminary results show influenza vaccine providing substantial protection against infection during early wave<img alt="" src="/news-releases-site/PublishingImages/Vaccinated_grandparent%20and%20child.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Preliminary results show influenza vaccine providing substantial protection against infection during early waveInterim findings show a substantial reduction in the risk of influenza illness for vaccinated people.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2022/influenza-vaccine-protection2022-12-23T08:00:00Z
More overdoses can be prevented with interventions for people leaving correctional centres who use stimulantsMore overdoses can be prevented with interventions for people leaving correctional centres who use stimulantsPeople with a history of stimulant use disorder face an increased risk of overdose and overdose death following release from provincial correctional centres.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2022/overdoses-prevented-correctional-centres2022-11-23T08:00:00Z
It’s respiratory illness season<a href="http://www.bccdc.ca/health-professionals/data-reports/respiratory-diseases"><img alt=" COVID-19 is circulating along with ERV, RSV and influenza" src="/news-releases-site/PublishingImages/Positivity-respiratory-viruses.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /></a>It’s respiratory illness seasonLearn how to protect yourself and your family.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2022/respiratory-illness-season2022-11-10T08:00:00Z
Public notified of scam calls about monkeypoxPublic notified of scam calls about monkeypoxThe BC Centre for Disease Control and regional health authorities are alerting the public about reports of scam automated calls about monkeypox test results or exposures.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2022/scam-calls-monkeypox2022-10-19T07:00:00Z
BCCDC launches new data platform for respiratory diseases<img alt="" src="/news-releases-site/PublishingImages/sitrep.PNG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCCDC launches new data platform for respiratory diseasesThe BC Centre of Disease Control is combining surveillance reporting to include influenza, COVID-19 and other respiratory pathogens in one platform to better monitor trends throughout the respiratory season. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2022/data-platform-for-respiratory-diseases2022-10-13T07:00:00Z
Spread gratitude, not bacteria, this Thanksgiving holiday with these safe cooking tips<img alt="Image of a cooked turkey on a dinner table suggesting a Thanksgiving dinner." src="/Health-Info-Site/PublishingImages/Thanksgiving_2022.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Spread gratitude, not bacteria, this Thanksgiving holiday with these safe cooking tipsThe BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is reminding everyone to follow safe cooking and food handling practices this Thanksgiving holiday.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2022/safe_thanksgiving_20222022-10-05T07:00:00Z
Second dose monkeypox vaccine appointments to begin this weekSecond dose monkeypox vaccine appointments to begin this week​The Province of British Columbia will begin offering second doses of the monkeypox vaccine to those who received a first dose.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2022/second-dose-monkeypox-vaccine2022-10-03T07:00:00Z
COVID-19 vaccines for children: ‘It’s just something that we do to protect them’<img alt="" src="/news-releases-site/PublishingImages/Amy.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />COVID-19 vaccines for children: ‘It’s just something that we do to protect them’Why one family decided to vaccinate their two children against COVID-19.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2022/covid-19-vaccines-children2022-09-14T07:00:00Z
Nothing about us, without us.<img alt="" src="/Health-Info-Site/PublishingImages/Charleneburmeister.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Nothing about us, without us.On this International Overdose Awareness Day, Charlene Burmeister, harm reduction worker, reflects on a decade of working in the field and shares her thoughts on challenges and what keeps her going.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2022/charlene_burmeister_ioad20222022-08-31T07:00:00Z

 
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