Peterborough Public Health News

Archives for "November 2019"


Pleasant Meadow Enteric Outbreak OVER and Fairhaven Resp Outbreak identified as Parainfluenza & RSV – Alert #060

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Nov 29, 2019

This table is updated 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: 2019-11-29 Time: 12:30 pm (Alert #060)

Well Water Testing Service Paused for Winter

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Nov 28, 2019

Service Resumes Spring 2020 in Two Northern County Townships Peterborough Public Health and the Municipality of Trent Lakes and Township of North Kawartha are pausing their joint well water sample drop-off program for the winter. The final date for county residents to drop off their samples to the Trent Lakes Administration office and the Township […]

#59 Fairhaven LTCH Unknown Respiratory Outbreak

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Nov 26, 2019

This table is updated 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:  2019-11-26 Time:  2:32 pm (Alert #059)

Pleasant Meadow Manor LTC – Unknown Enteric Outbreak – Alert #058

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Nov 22, 2019

This table is updated 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: 2019-11-22 Time: 12:00 pm (Alert #058)

Peterborough Public Health Has Run Out of Free Radon Kits

BY kerri | PUBLISHED: Nov 21, 2019

Radon Kits Available at Local Hardware Stores Due to an overwhelming response, Peterborough Public Health has run out of free radon test kits, giving away 400 kits in just three days to local residents. Residents who are still interested in testing their homes can still purchase kits local hardware stores. Radon is the second-leading cause […]

November 14, 2019 Board of Health Meeting Summary

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Nov 19, 2019

Planet Youth Planet Youth refers to a community-based model developed in Iceland in the late ‘90s that during two decades of implementation successfully reduced youth substance use in that country. The Icelandic Model (IM) effectively changed cultural norms around youth substance use by focussing on risk factors while building resilience at the community level. The […]

Board of Health Welcomes Ministry of Health Consultations to Guide the Future of Public Health

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Nov 19, 2019

Board Keen to Provide Evidence-Based Input as Ministry Resets Original Plans to Transform Public Health The Board of Health is keen to take part in the province-wide consultations launched yesterday by the Ministry of Health that will shape the future of public health in Ontario. “We welcome the Ministry’s approach to reset the conversation to […]

Peterborough Public Health Offers Free Radon Kits to Local Residents While Supplies Last

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Nov 18, 2019

Keep Your Family Safe by Testing for Cancer-Causing Radon Gas Peterborough Public Health is giving away free radon test kits while supplies last to raise awareness about this public health risk that is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in Ontario. “Radon is responsible for anywhere from 1,080 to 1,550 cancer cases in Ontario each […]

Board of Health Meets November 14 at 5:30 p.m.

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Nov 12, 2019

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 Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.  Note this meeting is occurring on a Thursday and not on the regular Wednesday time slot. […]

November – Protecting Our Youth from Rising Substance Use

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Nov 11, 2019

Each year, more Canadians end up in hospital from alcohol-related harms than from heart attacks. In fact, it is alcohol, not tobacco, not even opioids, that holds first place as the leading substance of harm when total societal costs are considered. And despite all our progress on restricting exposure to tobacco smoke, the risk of […]

Fairhaven LTC – Respiratory Outbreak – OVER – Alert #057

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Nov 11, 2019

This table is updated 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: 2019-11-11 Time: 9:45 am (Alert #057)

Fairhaven Parainfluenza Outbreak Alert#56

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Nov 08, 2019

This table is updated 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:  2019-11-08 Time:  3:20pm (Alert #056)

Extendicare Lakefield LTC – Respiratory Outbreak – OVER – Alert #055

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Nov 07, 2019

This table is updated 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: 2019-11-07 Time: 11:00 am (Alert #055)

October – Public Health: Protecting You Behind the Scenes

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Nov 05, 2019

Peterborough Public Health is mandated by Ontario’s Health Promotion and Protection Act (HPPA) to detect and effectively address threats to your health, as they arise. We have your back, and you probably don’t even realize it. Most of our work is invisible – it happens every day, round the clock, weekends as well as week […]

Fairhaven LTC – Westview 2 – Respiratory – unknown – Outbreak Alert #054

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Nov 01, 2019

This table is updated 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: 2019-11-01 Time: 3:00 pm (Alert #054)

Time to Get Your Flu Shot!

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Nov 01, 2019

First Local Influenza Case of the Season Reported This year’s flu season is off to an early start as Peterborough Public Health is reporting the first lab-confirmed case of seasonal influenza in our area just as the flu shot is being widely distributed throughout the community. “With this lab-confirmed case we have confirmation that seasonal […]