Health Unit Highlights Three C’s to Fight Insect-Borne Disease

Reducing the risk of being bitten by black-legged ticks and mosquitoes that can spread serious disease is as simple as following the three C’s; cover, clean up and check. Black-legged ticks and mosquitoes, which can spread Lyme disease and West Nile virus respectively, are categorized as “vectors,” which are living organisms (often blood-sucking insects) that … Read more

Health unit works to make monkey pox vaccine available

While the number of monkey pox cases in the region remains extremely low compared to the rest of the province, the local health unit is urging the public not to be complacent. Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Officer Dr. Natalie Bocking (Aug. 3) reported one confirmed and one probable – asymptomatic but not yet … Read more

Health unit works to make monkey pox vaccine available

While the number of monkey pox cases in the region remains extremely low compared to the rest of the province, the local health unit is urging the public not to be complacent. Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Officer Dr. Natalie Bocking (Aug. 3) reported one confirmed and one probable – asymptomatic but not yet … Read more