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Archives for "June 2019"


Blue Green Algae Blooms May Contaminate Local Lakes

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jun 27, 2019

Learn to Protect Yourself and Your Pets and Report Blooms Peterborough Public Health is advising local residents to report and protect themselves from blue-green algae which may bloom on area lakes. To report a blue-green algae bloom, residents are advised to contact the Ministry of the Environment and Conservation and Parks at 1-866-MOETIPS (663-8477).  The […]

St. Joseph’s At Fleming LTCH Norovirus Outbreak # 42

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Jun 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:  2019-06-26 Time:  2:30 pm (Alert #042)

St. Joseph’s at Fleming LTCH Unknown Enteric Outbreak # 41

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Jun 24, 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:  2019-06-24 Time:  11:30 am (Alert #041)

2018 Annual Report

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jun 20, 2019

Peterborough Public Health is pleased to announce the release of its 2018 Annual Report showcasing the impressive accomplishments in public health last year.

Board of Health June 12 Meeting Summary

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jun 17, 2019

Association of Local Public Health Agencies Annual General Meeting – Update The Association of Local Public Health Agencies (alPHa) held its annual general meeting in Kingston from June 9-11. At this meeting, Board of Health member Andy Mitchell brought forward an emergency resolution on behalf of the Board asking for alPHa to take the position […]

Swimming Season Kicks Off at Local Beaches

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jun 17, 2019

Public Health Inspectors Testing Water Quality – Follow @Ptbohealth on Twitter for Regular Updates The weather has warmed up kicking off swimming season at local beaches and the return of water quality testing by Peterborough Public Health (PPH). Public Health Inspectors have begun beach sampling for this year’s swimming season. Public beaches in the City and […]

June – Keeping Measles At Bay

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jun 12, 2019

Measles has made a comeback in Ontario. As of May 23, there have been 11 laboratory confirmed cases, all of them related to travel outside of the country, where measles outbreaks are occurring. Why are we so concerned about this disease? The World Health Organization estimates that in 2017, 110,000 children died from measles, most […]

Public Health Units Ask Ontario Government to Defer and Consult on Changes to Public Health System

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jun 11, 2019

Peterborough Public Health-led Resolution Passes at Association of Local Public Health Agencies’ Annual General Meeting An emergency resolution sponsored by the Board of Health for Peterborough County and City passed today at the Annual General Meeting of the Association of Local Public Health Agencies (alPHA) taking place in Kingston. It calls on the Ontario government to […]

Are You Ready For Heat This Summer?

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jun 11, 2019

Peterborough Public Health Activates Heat Warning System With summer quickly approaching and warmer temperatures imminent, Peterborough Public Health has activated its Heat Warning and Information System (HWIS) to advise residents of the best way to protect their health when temperatures soar. Environment and Climate Change Canada will issue Heat Warnings 18 to 24 hours in […]

Board of Health Meets June 12 at 6:30 p.m.

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jun 07, 2019

Location: Otonabee-South Monaghan Fire Dept., Keene, ON Media and the community are advised that the next Board of Health meeting will take place in Keene, Ontario in the Otonabee-South Monaghan Fire Department on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. The location of this meeting will be: Training Room, Otonabee-South Monaghan Fire Department 21 Third […]