Posted on Wednesday, July 04, 2018 12:30 PM
NORTH BAY, ON - There have been confirmed cases of whooping cough (pertussis) identified in Powassan and surrounding area. As a result, the Health Unit urges residents to check that they, as well as their children, are vaccinated. Getting vaccinated is important for everyone, especially since parents, grandparents and caregivers play an important role in helping to prevent the spread of whooping cough.
“Whooping cough can be very dangerous, and in extremely severe cases, can be fatal,” says...
Posted on Monday, June 04, 2018 12:00 PM
The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (“Health Unit”) has confirmed that a blacklegged tick found in North Bay tested positive for the bacteria that can cause Lyme disease. The tick was found in the skin of an individual and was submitted to the Health Unit for identification and testing. To date in 2018, 14 ticks have been sent for identification, with seven being identified as blacklegged. Only one of those seven ticks tested positive for the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.
Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2018 09:00 AM
Looking for naloxone information? The Health Unit can help you learn more about naloxone, how to get a naloxone kit, and what you should do if you see an opioid overdose. Naloxone is free and can help save someone’s life.
Still have questions? Call the Health Unit at 1-800-563-2808.
Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 05:30 AM
NORTH BAY, ON - The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (“Health Unit”) would like to remind the public to be aware of ticks when spending time outdoors over the long weekend. May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and with the increase in numbers of confirmed cases of Lyme disease in Ontario, it is important to protect yourself from tick bites.
“If you’re staying nearby or traveling this weekend, remember that it is possible to encounter an infected tick almost anywhere in the province”,...
Posted on Friday, May 11, 2018 09:45 AM
NORTH BAY, ON - The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (“Health Unit”) will be ready to serve the public at 345 Oak Street West starting Monday, May 14, 2018. As of next week, the Health Unit building at 681 Commercial Street will be closed.
“Our new Health Unit was designed with the public in mind – their needs, well-being and health,” says Dr. Jim Chirico, Medical Officer of Health. “The new space will allow us to improve our service delivery to our clients in North Bay, as well as...