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Posted Thursday, April 12, 2018

Reflectedn the report are our accomplishments from the last year that demonstrate our commitment to the health of the communities we serve. We are very proud of the work that we do to foster healthy living by preventing illness, promoting healthy choices and providing trusted support and... Read More...

Posted Thursday, March 01, 2018

NORTH BAY, ON – There has been an increase in reported salmonella sickness with owners of reptiles and amphibians in the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (“Health Unit”) area. Salmonella germs are naturally found in the digestive tract of some animals, including lizards and amphibians. It is shed in their droppings which spreads the germs onto their bodies and the environment around them.
“When not careful, handling pet lizards and amphibians can cause serious...
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Posted Thursday, January 25, 2018

According to the 2017 Cost of Healthy Eating Report, it costs a local family of four $879 a month to eat a basic healthy diet. For those living with low incomes, there may not be enough money left at the end of the month to get by after paying for rent and food, let alone the other costs of living such as heat, hydro, transportation, telephone, and child care.
“When you don’t have enough money to buy food it impacts your health and well-being,” says Erin Reyce,...
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Posted Wednesday, January 03, 2018

The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit has begun its annual review of vaccination records for secondary school students. Students with incomplete vaccination records have received a letter from the Health Unit in December asking for any missing information. Failure to provide the missing information will result in a suspension from school.
Students have until Tuesday, March 20 at 4 pm to provide up-to-date vaccination records to the Health Unit. If the missing information is provided...
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Posted Friday, December 15, 2017

NEWS RELEASEFor immediate release: December 15, 2017
Local E. coli Cases Linked to National OutbreakNORTH BAY, ON - Two local Escherichia coli O157 (more commonly known as E. coli) cases have been linked to the national outbreak regarding romaine lettuce. The outbreak involves five provinces, and many individuals who became sick reported eating romaine lettuce before their illnesses occurred. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is working with public health officials to...
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