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Posted Friday, June 21, 2019

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...
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Posted Thursday, May 23, 2019

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...
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Posted Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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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...
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Posted Thursday, May 09, 2019

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...
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Posted Wednesday, May 08, 2019

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For immediate release: May 8, 2019
HEALTH UNIT SUPPORTS NORTH BAY’S SMOKING BY-LAW AMENDMENTS.
NORTH BAY - The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Health Unit) promotes a smoke-free lifestyle, and is in full support of the City of North Bay’s decision to amend their Smoking By-law, to further protect the health of the public. The changes include:
Prohibit smoking and vaping of any substance, including...
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