News Release: Deadly Opioid Carfentanil Circulating in Ontario
Posted on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 09:30 AM
For immediate release: July 3, 2019Deadly Opioid Carfentanil Circulating In Ontario
The Health Unit is warning the public that the deadly opioid carfentanil is circulating across Ontario. The Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario has informed Public Health Units of a recent increase in the presence of carfentanil within the province. Preliminary mortality data from the Chief Coroner for Ontario, has also shown an increase in carfentanil-related deaths in the first four months of 2019.
News Release: Tick Tests Positive for Lyme Disease
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2019 08:45 AM
For immediate release: June 21, 2019
TICK TESTS POSITIVE FOR LYME DISEASE
NORTH BAY, ON - The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Health Unit) has confirmed a blacklegged tick found in Dunchurch tested positive for the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, a bacteria that can cause Lyme disease. To date in 2019, 14 ticks have been sent for identification, with nine being identified as blacklegged. Only one of those nine ticks tested positive for the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.
News Release: Overdose Alert System
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2019 05:30 AM
OVERDOSE ALERT SYSTEM
NORTH BAY, ON - On May 27, the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Health Unit) is launching a real-time Overdose Alert System. The reporting system collects information about overdoses and other negative drug reactions reported by agencies who respond to an overdose or who hear of an overdose through their clients.
Currently there is not a system in place to collect real-time information on opioid related overdoses and negative drug reactions from local organizations...
News Release: Check&Go!
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 06:00 AM
For immediate release: May 22, 2019
NORTH BAY HEALTH UNIT IMPLEMENTS CHECK&GO!
NORTH BAY, ON - The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Health Unit) is making it easier for individuals to know a food establishment’s inspection results with the implementation of Check&GO!; a colour coded signage program launching June 3, 2019.
Upon completion of a food establishment’s inspection by a Public Health Inspector the establishment will receive one of three signs (PASS, CONDITIONAL...
Public Service Announcement: Flood Safety
Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2019 11:45 AM
For immediate release: May 9, 2019
The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit is advising residents to exercise caution when dealing with flood water, and to be aware of the potential health and safety risks.
With current and forecasted rainfall, more local areas are expected to experience flooding. Floods can pose different levels of risk depending on the source of the water, the volume of water and how quickly and easily the floodwater can be removed.
Residents who are not connected to a municipal...