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Alert :

The PHU and Timmins Police Service are issuing an alert regarding the potentially lethal opioid fentanyl. A drug comprised of heroin and fentanyl was found among the drugs in recent seizure in the Timmins area. The drug has been seized in other communities across the province, but this marks the first time officers from the Timmins Police Service have come into contact with the drug.
This is an important public safety reminder that street drugs continue to be mixed with substances such as fentanyl. This drug is highly toxic and extremely dangerous. Fentanyl can be fatal in very small doses, as small as 4 grains of salt. It is 100 times more toxic than morphine and cannot be detected by sight, smell or taste.
See the media release for further details.


Notice :

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. 


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