Peterborough Public Health News

Archives for "September 2019"


Annual “Latch On” Event on Saturday, October 5 to Kick Off World Breastfeeding Week

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Sep 27, 2019

All Breastfeeding Families Invited to Set a New World Record! This year in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week from October 5 to October 11, the Peterborough Breastfeeding Coalition is hosting the annual “Latch On” event starting at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2019 in the Display Room at Millennium Park at 130 King St. […]

September – Vote for Better Public Health by Addressing Climate Change

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Sep 25, 2019

With a federal election in the air, hopefully there will be a heightened opportunity to discuss how Canada responds to the climate emergency that threatens the wellbeing and the future of our planet. In fact, a recent Ipsos Reid poll showed that 82% of Canadians see climate change as a serious problem, and that 75% of us agree […]

September 18 – Board of Health Meeting Summary

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Sep 24, 2019

Board of Health Membership Update Dr. Salvaterra welcomed Councillor Nodin Knott from Curve Lake First Nation as the newest member of the Board of Health. Councillor Knott was recently appointed to the Board of Health following his election to Curve Lake First Nation’s governing council in June. He is replacing former Chief Phyllis Williams on […]

Riverview Manor LTC – Unknown Enteric – Over – Outbreak Alert #050

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Sep 20, 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: 2019-09-20 Time: 12:00 pm (Alert #050)

IPAC Lapse at Kawartha Endodontics in Peterborough

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Sep 19, 2019

 Although Risk is Low, Patients Advised to Contact Their Healthcare Provider to Discuss Testing for Bloodborne Infections Peterborough Public Health is reaching out to advise patients of Kawartha Endodontics about a potential risk of bloodborne infection. Patients of Kawartha Endodontics who received treatment before July 16, 2019 are being advised to make an appointment with […]

Enteric Outbreak Over – Fairhaven LTCH #49

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Sep 16, 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:  2019-09-16 Time:  10:00 am (Alert #049)

Peterborough Public Health Launches Free Online Prenatal Education Program

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Sep 16, 2019

Credible, Evidence-Based Learning Program Now Available for Local Families Today Peterborough Public Health introduced a free online prenatal education program for families on its website www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca. “We are very excited to offer families the opportunity to learn about pregnancy and birth using this fresh online program that is evidence-based,” said Carolyn Doris, Manager of Family & […]

Board of Health Meets September 18 at 5:30 p.m.

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Sep 13, 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, September 18, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. Note this start time is 30 minutes earlier than usual. To download the agenda and the […]

Springdale Manor LTC – Unknown Enteric – Outbreak over – Alert #048

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Sep 13, 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: 2019-09-13 Time: 2:00 pm (Alert #048)

Local Bat Tests Positive for Rabies

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Sep 12, 2019

Residents Reminded to Avoid Contact with Animals That Can Carry Rabies Peterborough Public Health confirmed today that a local bat found last week 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 – that rabies is present in our area,” said […]

Riverview Manor LTC – Enteric – Outbreak Alert #047

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Sep 06, 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: 2019-09-06 Time: 11:45 am (Alert #047)

Fairhaven LTC -updated area noted – Enteric – Outbreak Alert – #046

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Sep 05, 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: 2019-09-05 Time: 1:00 pm (Alert #046)

Unknown Enteric Outbreak Fairhaven LTC #45

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Sep 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:  2019-09-04 Time:  10:15 am (Alert #045)

Springdale Manor LTC – Enteric Outbreak – Alert 044

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Sep 03, 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: 2019-09-03 Time: 10:15 am (Alert #044)