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Heat Warning issued for Perth County

Posted on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 04:42 PM

Perth County - Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for most of Perth County.

Humidex temperatures reaching 40°C are expected for the next three days. High daytime temperatures near 30°C are expected Wednesday and Thursday. High temperatures and humidity may continue Friday.

Warm temperatures above 20°C each night will provide little relief from the heat.

Senior Public Health Inspector Dale Lyttle asks the public to take measures to avoid heat-related illnesses.

Ways to stay safer during...

HPPH looking for dog involved in a biting incident in Brussels

Posted on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 01:47 PM

Huron County – Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is looking for a dog involved in a bite incident that occurred on August 8, 2021, at the Brussels Conservation area. The dog involved was a male German Shepherd, black and brown, and a little over a year old. There was no owner accompanied by the dog and victim was not able to see if the dog had any dog tags on him. The victim was bit when he was walking through the conservation area with his girlfriend.

HPPH is investigating this incident to verify...

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...