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The Public Health offers a number of programs, services, classes and clinics to support healthcare providers and their patients.  Specific health topics are available for quick reference in the menu to the left.

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We also produce a monthly FYI Newsletter with the latest public health information geared to assist health professionals in their practice. To sign up to receive the FYI Newsletter by fax or email, click here or call the Communications Office at 705-743-1000, ext. 391.

FYI Newsletter Archive

What’s New?

April 7, 2017
Measles Update

January 19, 2106
Zika Virus Travel Health Advisory
Public Health Notice – Zika Virus (Public Health Agency of Canada)

September 4, 2015
Change to a two-dose HPV immunization program: Qs & As for public health units and providers

August, 31, 2015
ADVISORY:  Immunization Requirements for Students

March 2, 2015
Preparing for Possible Labour Disruption

February 11, 2015
Chief Medical Officer of Health Memo -Measles Update 

February 9, 2015
Measles in Ontario: Update for Clinicians

December 10, 2014
Updated directives for Ebola virus disease (EVD)

October 6, 2014
Acute Flaccid Paralysis Case Reporting Form

September 30, 2014
ADVISORY: CHANGE – Influenza Vaccine Distribution Dates for High Risk Individuals and the General Public

September 17, 201 4
Update: Enterovirus D68

September 3, 2014
Pertussis in Havelock

September 3, 2014
Nutrition for Healthy Term Infants – Webcast for Health Professionals
Oct 2, 2014 12 pm | Register Here

August 25, 2014
Ebola Risk Assessment for Returning Travellers

August 8, 2014

Ebola Update from Public Health Ontario

Update for Clinicians

VHF laboratory test information

August 5, 2014
Facility Outbreaks in Peterborough County and City
Alert Date:  2014-08-05       Time 10:45 hrs   (Alert # 035)

July 25, 2014
Statement on Poliovirus and the International Traveller

July 25, 2014
Travel Advisory for the Hajj and Umrah

The Hajj is the largest annual gathering in the world. Almost three million Muslims attend this spiritual pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The Hajj season will take place this year between approximately October 2 and 7, 2014. Umrah, a similar pilgrimage that can be carried out at any time of the year, is expected to be especially busy during the month of Ramadan (approximately June 28 to July 28, 2014).

Due to the large number of people at these gatherings, there may be an increased risk for certain infectious diseases such as meningococcal diseasetuberculosisinfluenza, and  travellers’ diarrhea. Travellers should also be aware of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), a virus identified in the Middle East that causes severe respiratory illness. Travellers may also face a greater risk of heat exhaustion, heat stroke and physical injuries.

For more information on safety and security for Canadian travellers, visit the Country Advice and Advisories for Saudi Arabia and the Public Health Agency of Canada Travel Advisory:

Please refer patients travelling to these areas to Public Health Travel Clinic, open Tuesday to Thursday by appointment. Tel: (705)748-2021.


June 27, 2014
Extreme Health Events Program

June 20, 2014
Salmonella in Chia Seeds

June 17, 2014
West Nile virus in Canada: ever-changing, but here to stay
Brochures and Info on Protection

June 17, 2014
Safety Announcement for Antimalarial Drug

April 28, 2014
Updated Recommendations for Health Professionals on Infant and Young Child Nutrition


April 17, 2014
Implementation and Communication of Regulatory Amendments under the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA)
Factsheet  | Q&A

April 4, 2014
Measles in Ontario: Update for Clinicians

March 31, 2014
Measles in Ontario: Update for Clinicians

February 14, 2014
Botulism in Infants

February 12, 2014
Travel Health Notice: Chikungunya virus activity in the Caribbean

December 23, 2013

December 23, 2013
Breastfeeding Workshop 

December 18, 2013
First local case of influenza this season reported 

December 4, 2013
Income and Health – Ontario Medical Association 

November 21, 2013
ADVISORY: Measles Update 

October 3, 2013
Health Hazard Alert – Certain Compliments brand Super 8 Beef Burgers may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria

September 26, 2013
Best Practices for Prevention of Transmission of Acute Respiratory Infection In All Health Care Settings
Infection Prevention and Control for Clinical Office Practice

June 11, 2013
Yasmin and Yaz (drospirenone): Updated information on increased risk of blood clots

June 11, 2013
Tools for Preparedness: Triage, Screening and Patient Management of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Infections in Acute Care Settings.

June 8, 2013
MERS – Novel Coronavirus: Guidance for Health Workers and Health Sector Employees

May 17, 2013
Advisory:  Fluoridation of Municipal Water

May 10, 2013
Information for Health Workers re: novel coronavirus.

March 27, 2013
Upcoming Event: Service Information Fair for Professionals

March 25, 2013
Upcoming Event: The Roots of Literacy: Play and Language

January 24, 2013
Reporting Adverse Events Following Immunization

January 11, 2013
Alert: Influenza Update and Tamiflu ® Recommendations

December 20, 2012
Genetics Program Transferred

December 18, 2012
ADVISORY:  Changes to Rabies Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Rabies Vaccine Administration Schedule

December 14, 2012
Samonella Outbreak Related to Ming’s Restaurant

November 25, 2012
Accredited Online CME Program: Influenza 2012/2013

November 13, 2012
What’s New in Gonococcal Disease: Changes in Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment” lunch and learn

October 11, 2012
ALERT:  Increase in Gonorrhea Cases

September 28, 2012:
Important Health Notice – Novel Coronavirus

September 12, 2012:
Legionellosis Summary in Ontario
Prevention of Legionellosis – Update from Chief Medical Officer of Health

August 9, 2012
ALERT:  Prequalify by August 24, 2012 for Influenza Vaccine Clinics for 2012-2013 Season

June 18, 2012
“New” Cervical Screening Cytology Guidelines

June 11, 2012
PIDAC Recommendations for HPV.

June 8, 2012
The Peterborough Public Health has investigated three confirmed and two probable cases of pertussis
Quick links:  Pertussis
American Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices: Tdap for Pregnant Women
Nasopharyngeal Specimen Collection for Pertussis

Last modified on Apr 07, 2017