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Dog Involved in Scratching Incident in Mitchell Located

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2023 04:35 PM

West Perth – Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is pleased to share that the dog being sought after it scratched a child in Mitchell on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 has been located.

Thank you to the owner for contacting HPPH. Successful follow up is being completed.

By law in Ontario, all cats, dogs and ferrets over three months of age must be vaccinated against rabies. HPPH is required to investigate biting and scratching incidents to determine whether the animal involved is up-to-date on its rabies...

Health Unit Looking for Dog that Scratched Child in Mitchell

Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2023 03:28 PM

West Perth – Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is looking for a dog that scratched a child at the dog park on Wellington Street in Mitchell. The incident took place around 5:30pm on Tuesday, March 28, 2023.

The dog involved in this incident is described as a purebred Bernese Mountain dog, black, white and brown in colour, and not yet fully grown. At the time, it was being walked by a female who stated that she was taking care of the dog for a sibling.

HPPH is investigating this incident to verify...

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: