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Hospital Superbugs and You

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Aug 31, 2012

August 31, 2012 – Public Health Invites Community to Free Presentation by Renowned Infection Control Expert on September 20 The Peterborough Public Health announced today that renowned infection control expert Dr. Dick Zoutman will be giving a free presentation on preventing hospital-acquired infections at the Evinrude Centre on Thursday, September 20, 2012 beginning at 6:30 p.m. […]

September 24 – Upcoming Prenatal Health Fair

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Aug 30, 2012

Start your prenatal education early in pregnancy by attending this informative, hands-on event.  The Fair is offered two times a year.  It showcases displays and demonstrations on a wide variety of topics of interest to both expectant parents and their friends and families. Health professionals and community partners share information, answer your questions, and link you […]

Overdose? Save a Life – Call 911

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Aug 28, 2012

August 28, 2012 – Peterborough community leaders gathered today to raise awareness of overdose deaths and injuries – a danger that is expected to increase.  International Overdose Awareness Day is officially this Friday, August 31. Often before a long weekend such as the one coming, emergency and health professionals are reminding the public to drive […]

Fourth Mosquito Pool with West Nile Virus Found in City

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Aug 27, 2012

August 27, 2012 – Public Health Advises Residents to Protect Themselves Against 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 August 20th, 21st and 22nd, 2012. This is the fourth positive mosquito pool found within […]

September 20 – What’s New in Infection Control in Hospitals

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Aug 27, 2012

  A FREE event for everyone… Saving Countless Lives: What’s New in Infection Control in Hospitals Listen to our Radio Ad for this event! Evinrude CentreDr. Dick Zoutman Infection Control Expert Thursday, September 20, 2012 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Q & A till 8:00 p.m. 911 Monaghan Rd., Peterborough Register below or call 705-743-1000, ext. 139 […]

Young Adults and Adults Advised to Get Their Free Whooping Cough Booster Shot

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Aug 21, 2012

August 21, 2012 – Today Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health, became the latest adult to get immunized against whooping cough (pertussis) to protect her brand new grandson from catching the potentially deadly disease. “As a new grandparent, I wanted to make sure my vaccinations were up to date so I wouldn’t inadvertently expose my […]

Bumbo Baby Seats Recalled

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Aug 15, 2012

August 15, 2012 – Health Canada has issued a recall notice for Bumbo baby seats, and is encouraging consumers to register to obtain a free retrofit kit.  For further information, please visit the Health Canada website.

Public Health Releases 2011 Annual Report

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Aug 08, 2012

August 8, 2012 – You are invited to download Peterborough Public Health’s 2011 Annual Report for a summary of our accomplishments last year.  Through targeted programs and by developing better health policies, Public Health works to improve the living conditions of those in need for the benefit of all.  Last year, significant headway was made […]

Public Health Lifts Heat Alert for Peterborough City and County

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Aug 07, 2012

August 6, 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, August 3, 2012 effective today, Monday, August 6, 2012. The Public Health has adopted a series of extreme heat thresholds […]

Ontarians Reminded to Protect Themselves from West Nile Virus

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Aug 03, 2012

August 3, 2012 – Mosquitoes Carrying The Virus Are On The Rise In The Province Ontarians need to continue taking proper precautions to reduce their risk of contracting West Nile Virus as the number of mosquitoes with the virus is on the rise across the province, especially in Southern Ontario. Eighty-nine positive mosquito pools have been […]

Public Health Issues Heat Alert for Peterborough City and County

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Aug 03, 2012

August 3, 2012 – Residents Advised to Take Precautions to Avoid Heat-Related Illness The Peterborough Public Health is issuing a Heat Alert for Peterborough City and County for Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4.  The Public Health has been closely monitoring the weather forecast for the upcoming long weekend. This Heat Alert is being […]