Peterborough Public Health News

Archives for "December 2018"


Extendicare Respiratory Outbreak – #70

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Dec 31, 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. Alert Date: 2018-12-31 Time: 11:30 am (Alert #070)  

Fairhaven RESP OVER & Applewood Enteric #69

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Dec 27, 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 Alert Date: 2018-12-27 Time: 9:30 […]

Applewood Enteric Outbreak #68

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Dec 20, 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 Alert Date: 2018-12-19 Time: 1:00 […]

PPH Holiday Hours

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Dec 19, 2018

Mon., Dec. 24 – Open until 12:00 p.m.
Tues., Dec. 25 – CLOSED
Mon., Dec. 31 – Open until 12:00 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 1 – CLOSED
Please note that PPH remains on call to respond to public health emergencies 24/7

Fairhaven Respiratory Outbreak – #67

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Dec 17, 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. Alert Date: 2018-12-17 Time: 3:30 pm (Alert #067)  

Protect Yourself from Extreme Cold This Winter

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Dec 11, 2018

Peterborough Public Health Activates Extreme Cold Response Plan With the colder winter months ahead, Peterborough Public Health has activated its Extreme Cold Response Plan (ECRP) to advise residents on the best way to protect their health when temperatures plummet. “Cold weather injuries, such as frostbite and hypothermia, are preventable,” said Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer […]

December – Be Sure to Ask Santa for a Meat Thermometer!

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Dec 11, 2018

December heralds a time for cooking, baking and entertaining, and this year, I am hoping Santa brings you a meat thermometer! It’s estimated that four million (1 in 8) Canadians suffer from a foodborne illness each year. Though most cases are mild and self-limiting there are an estimated 11,600 hospitalizations and 238 deaths attributed to […]

Getting the right care in the right place during seasonal “surge”

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Dec 07, 2018

Peterborough Family Health Team, PRHC and Peterborough Public Health urge public to get the flu shot, seek care in the right place as patient volumes rise (Peterborough, ON) – As flu season gets underway and seasonal illnesses begin to circulate, Peterborough Family Health Team (PFHT), Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) and Peterborough Public Health are […]

First Local Influenza Case of the Season Reported

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Dec 03, 2018

Free Flu Shots Still Available Throughout the Community Today Peterborough Public Health reported the first local lab-confirmed case of seasonal influenza in our area. “The case is lab-confirmed for influenza, and we now know that seasonal influenza is circulating in our community,” said Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health.  “Usually there are more cases […]