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Overdose emergency continues to take lives, affecting family, friends and communitiesOverdose emergency continues to take lives, affecting family, friends and communitiesPamela Young hopes that people will remember her son Glenn Jr. as a good man with a beautiful heart who had so much potential and love to give others. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2021/overdose-emergency-continues2021-04-14T07:00:00Z
Simple habits can prevent poisoning and keep children safe at home<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/DPIC-poison-prevention-week-banner.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Simple habits can prevent poisoning and keep children safe at homePoison Prevention Week runs March 21 to 27, raising awareness of the poison hazards in our homes. Learn how to prevent poisoning in young children.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2021/poison-prevention-week2021-03-22T07:00:00Z
Noorjean Hassam earns YWCA Women of Distinction Award nomination<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Noorjean%20Hassam-2.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Noorjean Hassam earns YWCA Women of Distinction Award nominationOn International Women's Day, BC Centre for Disease Control's Chief Operating Officer Noorjean Hassam was nominated for the Reconciliation in Action Women of Distinction Award from the YWCA of Metro Vancouver.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2021/noorjean-hassam-earns-ywca-women-of-distinction-award-nomination2021-03-09T08:00:00Z
Let’s talk about sex: A look at sex and sexual health services in the time of COVID-19, according to BCCDC<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/GettyImages-1216969445.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Let’s talk about sex: A look at sex and sexual health services in the time of COVID-19, according to BCCDCA survey led by the BC Centre for Disease Control’s Clinical Prevention Services highlights challenges in accessing sexual health services during the pandemic and the potential for virtual care. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2021/lets-talk-about-sex2021-03-03T08:00:00Z
COVID-19 antibody testing at BC Corrections<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Antibody%20test.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />COVID-19 antibody testing at BC CorrectionsAs COVID-19 has evolved, experts have been rapidly learning and applying knowledge to get a better understanding of the virus, how it moves, and how it impacts the human body.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2021/covid-19-antibody-testing-at-bc-corrections2021-02-23T08:00:00Z
Survey results are in: Online dashboard allows users to explore the experiences of British Columbians during the pandemic<a href="https://public.tableau.com/profile/bccdc#%21/vizhome/BCCOVID-19SPEAKSurvey/BCCOVID-19SPEAKresults" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/Health-Info-Site/PublishingImages/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/case-counts-press-statements/SPEAK-dashboard.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /></a>Survey results are in: Online dashboard allows users to explore the experiences of British Columbians during the pandemicAlmost 400,000 British Columbians shared their experience of living through the early parts of the COVID-19 pandemic. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/survey-results-are-in-online-dashboard-allows-users-to-explore-the-experiences-of-british-columbians-during-the-pandemic2020-12-04T08:00:00Z
Treat yo' self to a safe Halloween<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Halloween_SkipParties_FB.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Treat yo' self to a safe Halloweenhttp://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2020/treat-yo-self-to-a-safe-halloween2020-10-26T07:00:00Z
Let the gourd times roll, but don’t forget food and COVID-19 safety<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Turkey_Thanksgiving_twitter.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Let the gourd times roll, but don’t forget food and COVID-19 safetyThe BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is urging everyone to stay safe this holiday weekend by following safe cooking and food handling practices, and remembering their COVID-19 safety precautions. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2020/let-the-gourd-times-roll-but-don’t-forget-food-and-covid-19-safety2020-10-08T07:00:00Z
Death cap mushrooms make fall appearance in urban areas<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Death%20cap%20and%20head%20photo%20PKroeger%2002Oct2020.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Death cap mushrooms make fall appearance in urban areasBC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is alerting British Columbians to keep an eye out for poisonous mushrooms this fall as we spend more time outside.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2020/death-cap-mushrooms-make-fall-appearance-in-urban-areas2020-10-07T07:00:00Z
B.C. launches new mouth rinse and gargle sample collection for school-aged children<img alt="Child with mouth rinse and gargle test container" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/mouth-rinse-image%20article.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />B.C. launches new mouth rinse and gargle sample collection for school-aged childrenProvincial Lab Medicine Services, the Public Health Lab, BC Children’s Hospital and BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) worked together to launch the unique program, the first of its kind in Canada.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2020/b-c-launches-new-mouth-rinse-and-gargle-sample-collection-for-school-aged-children2020-09-18T07:00:00Z

 
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