Peterborough Public Health News

Archives for "October 2018"


Pleasant Meadow Manor LTC – Respiratory Outbreak #063

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Oct 29, 2018

This information is posted when a new outbreak is declared, when a causative agent is identified and/or when an outbreak is declared over.  If you have questions about these outbreaks, please contact the facility. For further information, call Infectious Diseases program staff at 705-743-1000.  This information is posted on www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca The following facility in Peterborough […]

Second Local Bat Tests Positive for Rabies

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Oct 26, 2018

Residents Reminded to Avoid Contact with Animals That Can Carry Rabies Peterborough Public Health confirmed today that another local bat found within the City of Peterborough has tested positive for rabies, and is reminding residents to steer clear of wild animals commonly known to carry the disease. “This positive animal case confirms what we already know […]

Peterborough Public Health to Close Travel Clinic

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Oct 23, 2018

Most Travel Vaccinations Available Through Pharmacies and Healthcare Providers Peterborough Public Health announced today that it is no longer accepting new patients into its Travel Clinic effective November 1, 2018. Current patients will continue receiving care after this date until their course of treatment is complete. “With the release of the new Ontario Public Health […]

Springdale Country Manor – Respiratory Outbreak OVER #062

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Oct 22, 2018

This information is posted when a new outbreak is declared, when a causative agent is identified and/or when an outbreak is declared over. If you have questions about these outbreaks, please contact the facility. For further information, call Infectious Diseases program staff at 705-743-1000. This information is posted on www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca The following facilities in Peterborough […]

Lakefield Extendicare – Respiratory Outbreak #062

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Oct 22, 2018

This information is posted when a new outbreak is declared, when a causative agent is identified and/or when an outbreak is declared over. If you have questions about these outbreaks, please contact the facility. For further information, call Infectious Diseases program staff at 705-743-1000. This information is posted on www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca The following facilities in Peterborough […]

Rubidge Retirement Residence – Respiratory Outbreak OVER #061

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Oct 18, 2018

This information is posted when a new outbreak is declared, when a causative agent is identified and/or when an outbreak is declared over. If you have questions about these outbreaks, please contact the facility. For further information, call Infectious Diseases program staff at 705-743-1000. This information is posted on www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca The following facility in Peterborough […]

Community Dental Health Clinic Celebrates Relocation to Jackson Square

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Oct 16, 2018

New Clinic Brings All Public Health Services Under One Roof Today, Peterborough Public Health (PPH) celebrated the relocation of its Community Dental Health Clinic (CDHC) to the main office at 185 King Street (Jackson Square). The move was inspired by an opportunity to bring all public health services to one location, making it easier for […]

October 10 – Board of Health Meeting Summary

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Oct 15, 2018

Board of Health Welcomes MPP Dave Smith The Board of Health welcomed the newly-elected Peterborough-Kawartha MPP Dave Smith who attended his first board meeting as a guest. Dr. Salvaterra gave him a tour of the facility, community kitchen and clinics of Peterborough Public Health. Peterborough Precarious Employment Research Initiative Health Promoter Monique Beneteau and Trent […]

2017-18 Rates of Influenza Immunization for Local Nursing Home and Retirement Residence Staff Hit 80%

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Oct 11, 2018

Healthcare Worker Immunization Critical to Creating “Ring of Immunity” Peterborough Public Health reported today that the local influenza immunization rate among staff working at local nursing homes and retirement residences reached 80% in 2017/18. “Influenza vaccination provides benefits to healthcare workers and to the patients in their care,” said Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of […]

October – Vote for Public Health This Municipal Election

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Oct 10, 2018

This autumn we have the colourful signs of municipal candidates reminding us that local governments contribute to the health and wellbeing of our communities and that local candidates, once elected, will become agents for change on a number of public health issues. While all local boards of health follow the provincial mandate set out for […]

Food Safety: Frozen Raw Breaded Chicken

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Oct 09, 2018

Some products, like frozen chicken nuggets, strips and burgers may look pre-cooked or browned but in fact contain raw chicken. You can protect your family from illness by following some simple steps. https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/meat-poultry-fish-seafood-safety/frozen-breaded-chicken.html

Rubidge Retirement Residence – Respiratory Outbreak #059

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Oct 09, 2018

This information is posted when a new outbreak is declared, when a causative agent is identified and/or when an outbreak is declared over. If you have questions about these outbreaks, please contact the facility. For further information, call Infectious Diseases program staff at 705-743-1000. This information is posted on www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca The following facilities in Peterborough […]

Board of Health Meets October 10 at 5:30 p.m.

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Oct 06, 2018

Location: J.K. Edwards Board Room, Peterborough Public Health, Jackson Square, 185 King St., Third Floor Media and the community are advised that the next Board of Health meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. To download the agenda and the online board package, please visit: http://www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca/about-us/meetings/ This meeting is open […]

Peterborough Public Health Wishes You a Safe and Enjoyable Thanksgiving Dinner!

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Oct 05, 2018

Ensure Proper Food Handling to Prevent Illness Peterborough Public Health would like you to enjoy a safe and healthy Thanksgiving holiday. One way to ensure this is through safe food handling methods.  In general, the most popular choice for a Thanksgiving dinner is turkey.  “Poultry can contain harmful bacteria such as salmonella,” said Atul Jain, […]

Convenience Stores to Market E-Cigarettes to Kids

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Oct 04, 2018

While less harmful than conventional cigarettes, e-cigarettes are not inherently harmless