Peterborough Public Health News

Archives for "July 2012"


Little Bug, Big Problem!

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jul 31, 2012

July 31, 2012 – Public Health Stresses Why It’s Important To Be Tick Smart This Summer  The Peterborough Public Health is encouraging all residents to educate themselves and be aware of Lyme disease, a potentially serious illness and growing health concern across Ontario.  “It is important that everyone, from the occasional outdoor adventurist to the avid […]

Board of Health Meeting Summary July 26, 2012

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jul 30, 2012

Click here to view the Board of Health Meeting Summary July 26, 2012

Second Positive Test for West Nile Virus

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jul 30, 2012

July 27, 2012 – Public Health Advises Residents to Protect Themselves from Mosquito Bites The Peterborough Public Health is advising the public that mosquitoes in the City of Peterborough have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) for a second time.  The mosquitoes were trapped in the Avenues area of Peterborough, the same location where the […]

Error By Omission

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jul 27, 2012

July 27, 2012 – Postcard Campaign Highlights Gap in Support For Adults With Severe Dental Problems While most postcards depict scenic vacation getaway spots, a new ‘dental’ postcard shows how oral care for some Ontario adults is far from picture-perfect. The postcard is part of a province-wide advocacy campaign being launched by the Ontario Oral […]

Public Health Launches New Website

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jul 26, 2012

July 26, 2012 – Credible, Easy-to-Find Public Health Information Now at Community’s Fingertips Today Peterborough Public Health launched its new website – www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca – to make it easier for residents to find the credible public health information they need to stay healthy and prevent illness and disease. “Visitors to our new website will notice a much improved […]

Board of Health Meets July 26

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jul 20, 2012

Jul 20, 2012 – Location: General Committee Room, City Hall, Peterborough The community is advised that the next meeting of the Board of Health will take place on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 4:45 p.m. in the General Committee Room, City Hall, 500 George Street North in Peterborough. To download the agenda and the online board […]

Public Health Lifts Heat Alert for Peterborough City and County

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jul 18, 2012

July 18, 2012 – Public Health Continues to Monitor Forecast for Extreme Heat Conditions With the forecast of cooler temperatures and less humid air, Peterborough Public Health is lifting the Heat Alert issued on Friday, July 13, 2012 effective today, Wednesday, July 18, 2012. The Public Health has adopted a series of extreme heat thresholds designed to […]

West Nile Virus Found in Local Mosquitoes

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jul 16, 2012

July 16, 2012 – Public Health Advises Residents to Protect Themselves From Mosquito Bites The Peterborough Public Health is advising the public that mosquitoes in the City of Peterborough have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).  The mosquitoes were trapped July 9, 10, and 11, 2012. This is the first positive mosquito pool found in the […]

Public Health Issues Heat Alert for Peterborough City and County

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jul 16, 2012

July 13, 2012 – Public Health Issues Heat Alert for Peterborough City and County Residents Advised to Take Precautions to Avoid Heat-Related Illness The Peterborough Public Health is issuing a Heat Alert for Peterborough City and County beginning Sunday, July 15 that is expected to continue until Wednesday, July 18. The Public Health has been closely […]

Handle Fresh Produce Safely

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jul 10, 2012

July 10, 2012 – Health Canada would like to remind Canadians of the importance of handling fresh produce safely to reduce the risk of foodborne illness. Click here to learn more…

Olympic Bound? Public Health Advises Travellers To Be Prepared

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jul 05, 2012

July 5, 2012 – Millions of people from around the world, including Canadians, are planning to attend the 2012  Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games in the United Kingdom to participate in, work at or watch the different events. The Public Health Agency of Canada and Peterborough Public Health reminds travellers that being prepared can make the […]

Public Health Reports Ten Local Cases of Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jul 03, 2012

July 3, 2012 – Adults and Infants Advised to Get Vaccinated as Pertussis Circulates Across Ontario Ten local cases of pertussis (whooping cough) have been reported to Peterborough Public Health since March 2012 prompting it to advise local residents to get vaccinated to prevent the further spread of this potentially dangerous disease for young infants. “We […]