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Measles information for British ColumbiansMeasles information for British ColumbiansThere have been a number of confirmed cases of measles in British Columbia. Measles is a highly contagious viral illness that spreads through the air by coughing and sneezing, as well as respiratory secretions.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/measles-information-for-british-columbians2019-02-20T08:00:00Z
Vancouver Opera shines the spotlight on tuberculosis<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Boheme.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Vancouver Opera shines the spotlight on tuberculosisBCCDC nurses participate in panel on tuberculosis ahead of La Bohème opera performance.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/vancouver-opera-shines-the-spotlight-on-tuberculosis2019-02-15T08:00:00Z
Pharmacist’s gift of the gab drives long career with Drug and Poison Information Centre<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Bev_720.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Pharmacist’s gift of the gab drives long career with Drug and Poison Information CentrePHSA celebrates BCCDC staff with long service awards.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/pharmacist’s-gift-of-the-gab-drives-long-career-with-drug-and-poison-information-centre2019-02-13T08:00:00Z
BCCDC registered dietitians digest the new food guide<img alt="Eat a variety of healthy foods each day" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/food%20guide%20article.png?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCCDC registered dietitians digest the new food guideNew food guide emphasizes eating a variety of healthy foods.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bccdc-registered-dietitians-digest-the-new-food-guide2019-02-05T08:00:00Z
Flu vaccine providing substantial protection against influenza this year: Early report<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/GettyImages-843513560.jpg?RenditionID=3" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Flu vaccine providing substantial protection against influenza this year: Early reportThis year's vaccine is offering much better protection than recent years, according to the mid-season analysis performed by the Canadian Sentinel Practitioner Surveillance Network. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/flu-vaccine-providing-substantial-protection-against-influenza2019-01-24T08:00:00Z
100 years after the Spanish Flu: BCCDC looks to improve immunization programs<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/GettyImages-843513560.jpg?RenditionID=3" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />100 years after the Spanish Flu: BCCDC looks to improve immunization programsHighlights from the 2018 Canadian Immunization Conference.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/100-years-after-the-spanish-flu-bccdc-looks-to-improve-immunization-programs2018-12-31T08:00:00Z
Practice good food safety with your turkey this holiday season<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/GettyImages-1067765330.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Practice good food safety with your turkey this holiday seasonDon’t make your guests ill: Use a thermometer to make sure your turkey is cooked all the way through.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/practice-good-food-safety-with-your-turkey-this-holiday-season2018-12-21T08:00:00Z
New cervical cancer test a stepping stone to more accurate screening<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/HPV%20story%20art.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New cervical cancer test a stepping stone to more accurate screeningBC Cancer and BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) scientists collaborated with colleagues in the United Kingdom (UK) to evaluate a new DNA test to help assess whether human papillomavirus (HPV) infection will lead to cervical cancer. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/new-cervical-cancer-test-a-stepping-stone-to-more-accurate-screening2018-12-20T08:00:00Z
Tune in and take time to savour every bite<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Holiday%20food.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Tune in and take time to savour every biteEnjoy your favourite holiday foods by eating mindfully with tips from BC Centre for Disease Control dietitians.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/tune-in-and-take-time-to-savour-every-bite2018-12-18T08:00:00Z
New study examines demand for combined mental and sexual health services<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/smartsex_banner_11_interaction.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New study examines demand for combined mental and sexual health servicesIntegrated services can help sexual and gender minorities access care.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/combined-mental-and-sexual-health-services2018-11-29T08:00:00Z

 
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