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Smoky skies in B.C. can create health problems for some<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Wildfire.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Smoky skies in B.C. can create health problems for somePrepare for wildfire smoke and protect yourself when air quality is poor.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2018-wildfire-smoke2018-08-14T07:00:00Z
Insects can be more than a nuisance<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/tick%20habitat.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Insects can be more than a nuisanceProtect yourself from mosquitoes and ticks to prevent illness.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2018-lyme2018-08-08T07:00:00Z
Celebrating a cure for hepatitis C on World Hepatitis Day<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/HepC_virus.jpg?RenditionID=3" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Celebrating a cure for hepatitis C on World Hepatitis Day​About 95 per cent of hepatitis C infections are curable but some British Columbians may not know they are infected.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/world-hepatitis-day-20182018-07-24T07:00:00Z
BCCDC reminder: Risk of food-borne illness increases in hot weather<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/campfire%20cooking%202.jpg?RenditionID=3" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCCDC reminder: Risk of food-borne illness increases in hot weather The BC Centre for Disease Control has a message for outdoor enthusiasts: Don’t let the first camping trip of the year also be your first bout with food poisoning. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/food-borne-illness-increases-in-hot-weather2018-06-29T07:00:00Z
Self-harvested shellfish may cause illness, say BCCDC experts<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Shellfish%20big.jpg?RenditionID=3" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Self-harvested shellfish may cause illness, say BCCDC expertsIf you’re hoping to dig for clams this weekend, be vigilant—warm weather can lead to higher risk of shellfish poisoning. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/self-harvested-shellfish-may-cause-illness2018-06-28T07:00:00Z
Take Home Naloxone milestone: 100,000 distributed kits<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/naloxone%20kit.png?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Take Home Naloxone milestone: 100,000 distributed kitsThe BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has now distributed over 100,000 free naloxone kits as part of its Take Home Naloxone program.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/take-home-naloxone2018-06-19T07:00:00Z
Third annual Overdose Action Exchange gives organizers hope<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Mark%20Gilbert%20ODAX%202.jpg?RenditionID=3" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Third annual Overdose Action Exchange gives organizers hopeThe message of the third annual Overdose Action Exchange meeting on June 8 in Vancouver was clear: enough overdose deaths.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/third-annual-overdose-action-exchange-gives-organizers-hope2018-06-15T07:00:00Z
Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/TBWHOgraphic.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free worldEvery year, health professionals and the organizations they represent recognize World TB Day on March 24. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/world-tb-day2018-03-20T07:00:00Z
BCCDC Profiles: Maggie Wong, Processor, Health Records<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/maggie_wong_profile.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCCDC Profiles: Maggie Wong, Processor, Health RecordsBCCDC Profiles provides a snapshot of some of the talented people who work at our agency – who they are, what inspires them, and where they see the future of public health.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bccdc-profiles-maggie-wong2017-12-27T08:00:00Z
Influenza (flu) vaccine<img alt="" src="/resource-gallery/PublishingImages/immunizer_w_teen.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Influenza (flu) vaccineInfluenza is a serious illness. Those already hospitalized – especially the very young, people with compromised immune systems and the elderly – are highly susceptible to influenza, and each year there are around 3,500 flu-related deaths in Canada. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/influenza-(flu)-vaccine2017-12-05T08:00:00Z

 
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