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News Archive 2014

  • Take Home Naloxone program saves more lives  
    BC’s pilot Take Home Naloxone (THN) program has reversed 125 opioid drug overdoses over the past two years, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control.
  • Syphilis rates continue to rise in Vancouver  
    Public health officials are renewing their call for men who have sex with men to get tested for syphilis as 2013 figures show the number of cases has surpassed the 2012 rate, which was already the highest in decades.
  • World Hepatitis Day Statement  
    On World Hepatitis Day, it’s important to acknowledge that more than 130,000 British Columbians are hepatitis B and/or C infected. That’s one out of every 33 people.
  • Tips to avoid illness from home canning  
    As the first local fruits and vegetables of summer start to ripen, the BC Centre for Disease Control is reminding people to practice safe home canning.
  • Summer Safety Tips  
    As people spend their evenings and weekends outdoors, the BC Centre for Disease Control has some tips to reduce the risk of illness.
  • B.C. Influenza vaccine supply running low  
    Public health officials say this season's unprecedented demand for the influenza vaccine means that there is the likelihood that B.C. will experience temporary gaps in influenza vaccine supply and availability.
Last Updated: January 15, 2014