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Teen girls did not engage in riskier sexual activity after HPV vaccine introduced in schools<img alt="Nurse gives injection to teenager" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/vax.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Teen girls did not engage in riskier sexual activity after HPV vaccine introduced in schoolsSexual behaviour among teen girls generally stayed the same or became less risky after human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations were introduced in B.C. public schools.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/teen-girls-did-not-engage-in-riskier-sexual-activity-after-hpv-vaccine-introduced-in-schools2018-10-17T07:00:00Z
Play it safe: Don’t eat urban mushrooms<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Amanita%20phalloides%20PK6815%20F22111%20(2).JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Play it safe: Don’t eat urban mushroomsBe on the lookout for poisonous death cap mushrooms in your city.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/death-cap-don’t-eat-urban-mushrooms2018-10-02T07:00:00Z
Prevent cancer with the HPV vaccine<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/HPV_Infographic_354x236.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Prevent cancer with the HPV vaccineThe human papillomavirus (HPV) causes cancer. Yet one-third of female B.C. adolescents have not been immunized against HPV. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2018-hpv-school-vaccination2018-09-20T07:00:00Z
People who use drugs play a critical role in responding to overdoses<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/about/news-stories/stories/2018-overdose-awareness-day/OAD_Tweet_vPHSANews.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />People who use drugs play a critical role in responding to overdosesReframing the way we think about and describe people who use drugs is key to reducing stigma.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2018-overdose-awareness-day2018-08-30T07:00:00Z
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

 
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