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Latest case counts on novel coronavirusLatest case counts on novel coronavirusA new coronavirus is causing a respiratory infection known as COVID-19 around the world and in B.C. The province is working to break the chains of transmission.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2020/information-on-novel-coronavirus2020-04-09T07:00:00Z
New VP, Public Health and Wellness and Deputy Provincial Health Officer<img alt="Reka Gustafson talking at staff town hall" src="/About-Site/PublishingImages/Corona-town-hall-Reka-Gustafson.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New VP, Public Health and Wellness and Deputy Provincial Health OfficerDr. Réka Gustafson joined PHSA on February 3, in a new role as Vice President, Public Health and Wellness and Deputy Provincial Health Officer.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2020/new-vp-public-health2020-03-24T07:00:00Z
Despite a recent decline, overdose mortality remains high and the public health emergency continues<img alt="" src="/Health-Info-Site/PublishingImages/outbreaks-emergencies/Hands_Naloxone_Resized.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Despite a recent decline, overdose mortality remains high and the public health emergency continuesThe provincial statistics for illicit drug toxicity deaths in 2019 released today by the BC Coroner’s service, show deaths have declined 36 per cent from 2018 to 2019.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2020/overdose-fatalities-unacceptably-high2020-02-24T08:00:00Z
Flu vaccine providing substantial protection against febrile respiratory illness due to influenza<img alt="Nurse immunizing girl" src="/PublishingImages/nurse_immunizing_girl.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Flu vaccine providing substantial protection against febrile respiratory illness due to influenzaThis year's vaccine is offering good protection for the second year in a row, according to the mid-season analysis performed by the Canadian Sentinel Practitioner Surveillance Network.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2020/flu-vaccine-providing-substantial-protection-against-febrile-respiratory-illness-due-to-influenza2020-02-20T08:00:00Z


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