Outbreak of E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce
The Public Health Agency of Canada is advising individuals in Ontario and Quebec to avoid eating romaine lettuce and salad mixes containing romaine lettuce until more is known about the outbreak and the cause of contamination. For more information, visit the Public Health Agency of Canada Public Notices webpage.
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.
The Iroquois Falls branch of the Porcupine Health Unit is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
During the summer months of July and August our hours change to 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
We have regularly scheduled clinics available by appointment for immunization, travel vaccines, sexual health, and dental services.
For after hours emergency inspection service, please call our toll free number, 1-800-461-1818, where someone can be reached 24 hours a day.
Illnesses can be passed to people through other sources, such as a mosquito or a tick bite. These illnesses are not currently widespread in the Northeastern Ontario area. There is a possibility that, as a result of changes in climate and migration, the mosquitos and ticks that are capable of causing illnesses could one day be a concern.
One or several intervention services may be offered to your child depending on your child's speech and language needs.
The speech-language pathologist and speech-language assistant will work together to provide services for you and your child.
Whether you're a parent, or taking care of an older adult, the Porcupine Health Unit has a number of programs and services that can help.
Your hands play a major role in the spread of germs that cause illness. Unwashed hands carry bacteria and viruses that cause infections, such as colds and influenza. Everyone can work together to prevent the spread of illness. In addition to washing your hands, get immunized, cough and sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve, stay home if you are sick, and keep commonly touched surfaces clean.