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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
On Overdose Awareness Day, and every day, lived experience is at the heart of the response to dual public health emergencies<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/IOAD_Memes_Graphics_New-no%20more%20stigma.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />On Overdose Awareness Day, and every day, lived experience is at the heart of the response to dual public health emergenciesAugust 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day, a day to remember the lives that have been lost to overdose and to recognize the crucial role of people with lived and living experience of substance use in the response to the overdose crisis.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2020/on-overdose-awareness-day-lived-experience-is-at-the-heart-of-the-response-to-dual-public-health-emergencies2020-08-31T07:00:00Z
New language guide helps to destigmatize COVID-19<a href="http://www.bccdc.ca/Health-Info-Site/Documents/Language-guide.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Language%20guide.PNG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /></a>New language guide helps to destigmatize COVID-19The new tool guides written and digital content about COVID-19 and our lives during the pandemic.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2020/new-language-guide-helps-to-destigmatize-covid-192020-08-12T07:00:00Z
Dr. Mel Krajden appointed to the Order of British of Columbia<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Mel-Krajden-Order-of-BC.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Dr. Mel Krajden appointed to the Order of British of ColumbiaMedical director of the BC Centre for Disease Control Public Health Lab receives the province’s highest honour.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2020/mel-krajden-appointed-to-the-order-of-british-of-columbia2020-08-06T07:00:00Z
New lab process reduces time from hepatitis C testing to treatment in B.C.<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/getty_hep_c.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New lab process reduces time from hepatitis C testing to treatment in B.C.British Columbians can now be diagnosed with hepatitis C from a single blood test, saving time and money, thanks to a new testing process introduced by the Public Health Laboratory at the BC Centre for Disease Control.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2020/new-lab-process-reduces-time-from-hepatitis-c-testing-to-treatment-in-b-c2020-07-24T07:00:00Z
Double trouble: Wildfires and COVID-19 in the summer of 2020<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Wildfire%20smoke%20in%20Vancouver.jpg" width="530" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Double trouble: Wildfires and COVID-19 in the summer of 2020BCCDC urges people to think about how they will protect themselves during this pandemic period from the health effects of wildfire smoke.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2020/double-trouble-wildfires-and-covid-19-in-the-summer-of-20202020-07-13T07:00:00Z
Public Health Notice: Check hand sanitizer for products that may contain methanolPublic Health Notice: Check hand sanitizer for products that may contain methanolAlert issued for hand sanitizer products that may contain methanol.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2020/public-health-notice-check-hand-sanitizer-for-products-that-may-contain-methanol2020-06-26T07:00:00Z
Daring to innovate and reducing antibiotic use, one campaign at a time<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Community%20Antimicrobial%20Stewardship%20team%201.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Daring to innovate and reducing antibiotic use, one campaign at a timeThe Community Antimicrobial Stewardship team aims to address the public health issue of antibiotic use. This modest group fosters a culture of innovation and partnerships, making them a well-deserving winner of a PHSA+ Award.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2020/daring-to-innovate-and-reducing-antibiotic-use-one-campaign-at-a-time2020-06-17T07:00:00Z
Influenza vaccine does not increase the risk of coronavirus: BCCDC research<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Vaccine_GettyImages-1084289248_900.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Influenza vaccine does not increase the risk of coronavirus: BCCDC researchHistorical data involving coronaviruses known to cause the common cold were analyzed to assess whether the flu vaccine is likely to interact with COVID-19.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2020/influenza-vaccine-does-not-increase-the-risk-of-coronavirus-bccdc-research2020-05-29T07:00:00Z
Poison control records spike in calls about children and adults accidentally ingesting hand sanitizer<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/hand%20sanitizer_900.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Poison control records spike in calls about children and adults accidentally ingesting hand sanitizerPoison Control warns people to take safety precautions if they have hand sanitizer at home.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2020/poison-control-records-spike-in-calls-about-children-and-adults-accidentally-ingesting-hand-sanitizer2020-05-25T07:00:00Z


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