An update from the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change for the sampling at Remi Lake in Moonbeam has indicated no presence of microcystins, the toxin produced by blue-green algae.
The Porcupine Health Unit reminds residents to follow these precautions when algae blooms are visible in the water.
The town of Hearst has issued a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) effective October 17, 2017. The advisory affects the residents of Hearst on Pearson Street and Frost Street. Residents affected are required to bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute prior to use or use bottled water. See our Boil Water Advisory page for tips on using water safely during a BWA.
The town of Hornepayne has issued a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) effective October 2, 2017.
Residents affected are required to bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute prior to use or use bottled water. See our Boil Water Advisory page for tips on using water safely during a BWA.
There is currently a shortage of the yellow fever vaccine in Canada.
Travellers should contact the Porcupine Health Unit well in advance to inquire about whether or not Yellow Fever vaccine is required. The Porcupine Health Unit will then be able to advise you on your options including possibly travelling out of town to receive the Yellow Fever vaccine.
It’s time to get your flu shot. Book online or call us to pick the time that works for you!
You might think that getting influenza is just like having a common cold, but it’s not. Have you ever talked to someone who actually got the flu? If they didn’t get the flu shot before, they’ll definitely recommend it now!
We would like to remind hunters of the importance of handling and cooking wild meat properly to prevent foodborne illness, such as Trichinosis which can be found in many different species of animals.
Come to our Healthy Aging Expo! The Porcupine Health Unit, along with several partners, is hosting a local health fair featuring a variety of booths and speakers. In addition, we will be offering the influenza vaccine to older adults.
Risky play can be described as thrilling and exciting forms of play that involve a real or perceived risk of injury. PHU Health Promoter, Martin Paul explains why risky play is an important part of a child's development.
There's still lots of summer left, so it's a good time to to get active. As we age, our bodies change in ways that can increase the risk of a fall. The best way to reduce your risk of falling is to be physically active, so you can stay independent and stay on your feet. Including physical activity also reduces blood pressure, reduces the risk of heart disease, and maintains bone density. Patrick Nowak explains.
We have a confidential, easily accessible sexual health clinic. Our nurses and physicians provide a variety of sexual health services and most are available through our daily walk-in clinics. Some services will require an appointment.