Peterborough Public Health News

Archives for "April 2019"


Jane’s Walk on May 3 Reveals the Long and Hidden History of Peterborough Public Health

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Apr 26, 2019

Downtown Peterborough Route to Trace 130 Years of Local Public Health Residents are invited to discover the fascinating history of local public health in a guided Jane’s Walk entitled “130 Years of Public Health in Peterborough: Making the Invisible Visible” taking place on Friday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. Hosted by Peterborough Public Health and […]

Extendicare Peterborough GAS Outbreak Over #37

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Apr 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:  2019-04-26 Time:  1600 (Alert #037)

Pleasant Meadow RR – Norovirus identified – Outbreak – #036

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Apr 25, 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: 2019-04-25 Time: 11:00 AM (Alert #036)

Extendicare Peterborough Identified as Metapneumovirus #35

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Apr 23, 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:  2019-04-23 Time:  4:30 PM (Alert #035)

Board of Health April 16 Meeting Summary

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Apr 23, 2019

2019 Ontario Budget Announcements Dr. Salvaterra gave a presentation about the potential impact of the proposed $200 million provincial cut to the public health budget and the consolidation of 35 health units to 10 regional public health agencies. She explained the budget announcements signal the very likely dissolution of Peterborough Public Health as it currently […]

Peterborough Public Health Programs Prevent Local Youth from Vaping at Schools

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Apr 23, 2019

Vaping Enforcement Underway at Local Schools Peterborough Public Health (PPH) and local school boards are working together to prevent vaping and to inform students and the community about the harms caused by e-cigarettes. In addition to offering tobacco and vaping prevention programs, PPH reports its Tobacco Enforcement Officers have laid 15 charges and given 22 […]

Pleasant Meadow LTCF Unknown Enteric Outbreak #034

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Apr 23, 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:  2019-04-23 Time:  11:00 AM (Alert #034)

April 10 Board of Health Meeting Summary

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Apr 16, 2019

Expanding Opioid Substitution Treatment with Managed Opioid Programs Dr. Salvaterra shared the latest information about the opioid crisis which continues to devastate communities nationwide and is affecting people from all demographics, age groups, and socio-economic backgrounds.  The Peterborough area is no exception, ranking fourth highest in Ontario in the rate of opioid-related deaths between 2013 […]

Emergency Board Meeting Planned for April 16 at 5:15 p.m.

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Apr 16, 2019

Board of Health Gravely Concerned About Proposed 27% Provincial Funding Cut and Loss of Municipal Role in Consolidated Public Health Units Kathryn Wilson, Chair of the Board of Health for Peterborough Public Health expressed her serious concern that provincial plans to cut public health funding by 27% and consolidate 35 health units into 10 will […]

Extendicare Peterborough LTC – Respiratory Outbreak – #033

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Apr 15, 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: 2019-04-15 Time: 2:30PM (Alert #033)

New eTick Website Launched in Ontario to Prevent Lyme Disease

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Apr 15, 2019

Local Residents Can Now Submit Tick Photos Online for Species Identification Lyme disease prevention just got easier thanks to a new website that allows local residents to submit photos of ticks they find and receive confirmation if it belongs to the species that carry Lyme bacteria. “Not all ticks carry Lyme disease, so the first […]

Royal Gardens Norovirus Outbreak #32

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Apr 12, 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:  2019-04-12 Time:  4:00PM (Alert #032)

Low-Cost Rabies Clinics Held Throughout the County and City on Saturday, May 4

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Apr 11, 2019

Protect Your Pets and Families from Rabies Peterborough Public Health is teaming up with local veterinarians again this year to help combat rabies. On Saturday, May 4 from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m., there will be multiple clinics running across the County and City to help protect pet dogs and cats against the disease. These […]

New Provincial Dental Program Good News for Thousands of Local Seniors

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Apr 11, 2019

Peterborough Public Health welcomed the news announced in today’s Ontario budget that the province plans to introduce a new dental program for seniors living on low incomes. “Every day seniors call our Community Dental Health Clinic asking for financial assistance to receive necessary dental work, and to date we’ve been very limited in what we […]

Royal Gardens Retirement Residence – Enteric Outbreak – #031

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Apr 10, 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: 2019-04-10 Time: 3:00 am (Alert #031)

St Joseph’s at Fleming Outbreak – OVER & Extendicare Lakefield Outbreak – Metapneumovirus identified — #030

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Apr 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: 2019-04-08 Time: 11:45 am (Alert #030)  

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

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Apr 05, 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 Wednesday, April 10, 2019 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 […]

Riverview Manor LTC – Respiratory – Outbreak #029

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Apr 04, 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: 2019-04-04 Time: 2:45 pm (Alert #029)