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Health Unit seeing pertussis cases in Huron Perth

Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 09:00 AM

Huron Perth, ON– Similar to other areas in southern Ontario, Huron Perth Public Health is seeing cases of pertussis in children. In 2022, there were three cases; in 2023 to date, there have been 21 confirmed cases. Pertussis, also called whooping cough, is a highly contagious bacterial illness.

“The illness can be serious for infants younger than 12 months of age who are not vaccinated, or who have not received all doses of the pertussis vaccine,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of...

Canadian guidance on alcohol and health updated:

Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2023 09:29 AM

More Huron Perth residents consume alcohol at high risk level compared to Ontario

Huron Perth, ON – In January, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction released Canada’s Guidance on Alcohol and Health. The guidance replaces the 2011 Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines. It is based on the latest research into alcohol as a risk factor for injuries, violence, and several chronic diseases (including cancer, heart disease and stroke). Data show that alcohol consumption causes nearly 7,000...

COVID-19 vaccine clinics cancelled due to inclement weather - February 3

Posted on Friday, February 03, 2023 09:32 AM

Huron Perth, ON– Due to inclement weather, Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is cancelling the following COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Friday, February 3, 2023:

  • HPPH Clinton Office | 77722B London Road, Clinton  

Anyone who had an appointment at these clinics will need to rebook.  HPPH will not contact individuals to reschedule appointments.

Appointments can be rebooked:

Respiratory illness season update - January 31, 2023

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 11:32 AM

Huron Perth, ON – Respiratory illness season indicators are stabilizing or improving in Huron Perth, and residents are encouraged to continue taking actions to prevent illness spread.

The number of lab-confirmed cases of influenza and RSV in Huron Perth are declining. As of January 25, 2023 there were two active COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care homes and 10 people in hospital due to the virus. Huron Perth Public Health has recorded eight deaths due to COVID since January 1, 2023.

Seven of the...

Respiratory illness season update

Posted on Monday, January 16, 2023 03:30 PM

Huron Perth, ON – The challenging respiratory illness season in Huron Perth continues. Respiratory viruses including COVID-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are still circulating and are causing severe illness in some individuals.

The number of new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 has been steady. As of January 11, 2023 there were two active outbreaks and five people in hospital due to COVID-19. From September 4 to December 31, 2022, there were 121 lab confirmed cases of influenza,...