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Tick Talk: Be Aware of Lyme Disease

May 17, 2016 –  The Peterborough County-City Health is asking local residents to be aware of Lyme disease and how to prevent it. Lyme disease is a potentially serious illness and growing health threat across Ontario.  It is the most common disease spread by ticks in Canada, caused by the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. […]

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Local Hepatitis A Case Linked to National Outbreak

May 12, 2016 – Residents Advised to Watch for Symptoms Today, the Peterborough County-City Health Unit reported a laboratory-confirmed case of hepatitis A in an individual within its service area who had consumed the recently recalled frozen fruit product: Nature’s Touch Organic Berry Cherry Blend. “Laboratory testing has confirmed that this case is part of the national outbreak,” said Atul Jain, Manager of Environmental […]

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Help Young Athletes Perform Their Best with Tips from a Registered Dietitian

May 10, 2016 – The start of summer sports often has parents of active kids asking about proper hydration and sport nutrition. “For light to moderate activities lasting 90 minutes or less, or high-intensity activities of an hour or less, water is the best choice for everyone, especially young children,” says Luisa Magalhaes, registered dietitian with […]

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What’s One Thing You Can Do to Improve Public Health?

May 9, 2016 – Take the Census on May 10! Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, our local Medical Officer of Health, is encouraging residents from the County and City of Peterborough to take the census on May 10, Canada’s official census day. “Census data is so important because it gives us valuable information about the factors that affect […]

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May 4 BOH Meeting Summary

May 6, 2016 – To view the meeting summary from the May 4 Board of Health Meeting click the image below

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