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Mosquitoes in Huron County Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Posted on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 10:41 AM

Huron County - Huron Perth Public Health reminds residents to protect themselves against mosquito bites following confirmation that mosquitoes collected from a trap in Goderich tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). This is the first positive mosquito finding of the season for Huron County.

“It’s not surprising to see positive mosquito pools in the month of August,” says Dale Lyttle, Senior Public Health Inspector. “In the late summer months, people are at greatest risk of contracting West Nile...

Update: HPPH holding Hepatitis A vaccination clinics August 9 and 10

Posted on Friday, August 06, 2021 02:41 PM

Huron Perth, ON – In follow up to the August 5 news release, please see updated information from Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) on Hepatitis A vaccination clinics.  HPPH is holding clinics due to the potential risk of Hepatitis A exposure from recalled frozen mango products. 

The clinics will be offered as follows to those who consumed any of the recalled products in the last 14 days:

Monday, Aug. 9, 2021 | 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.: HPPH West Gore site, 653 West Gore St., Stratford

Tuesday, Aug....

HPPH to offer Hepatitis A vaccination clinics

Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2021 06:33 PM

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) declared a Hepatitis A outbreak on July 31. Due to the potential risk of Hepatitis A exposure to Huron Perth residents, Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) will hold Hepatitis A vaccination clinics next week. 

Based on the findings of PHAC’s investigation to date, exposure to frozen mangoes has been identified as a likely source of the outbreak.  Prior to the outbreak declaration, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a food recall warning...

COVID-19 Update - July 28, 2021

Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 04:29 PM

Case count

  • Our most recent data shows that Huron Perth has a cumulative total of 1,937 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. There are currently 5 active cases.
    • There are no Huron Perth residents in hospital due to COVID-19.
    • The number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains unchanged at 57.
    • More details on case counts can be found on our COVID-19 in Huron and Perth webpage.
  • The majority of new cases have been in unvaccinated individuals. Getting vaccinated means that you...

HPPH offers more COVID-19 vaccination options

Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 03:42 PM

Huron Perth, ON – Starting next week, Huron Perth Public Health will provide more options to make it easier for residents to get vaccinated, including walk-ins, evening hours, pop-up locations and a drive-thru clinic. HPPH urges anyone who is not yet fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to get their first and/or second dose as soon as they are able. 

Details:

  • Clinics are open for first and second doses and will primarily administer the Pfizer vaccine, unless otherwise specified.
  • Pfizer is the...