Posted on Tuesday, September 05, 2023 10:11 AM
Back to School with your Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Ninh Tran
Even though it’s been a few years since I was in the classroom as a student, I love this season for its return to routine and learning.
I know, however, that it’s a busy and sometimes stressful time for parents as you transition your children from the less structured summer months to a season of bus schedules, homework, and school lunches.
The team here at Southwestern Public Health is here to support you through this time of...
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023 08:30 AM
August 31, 2023First story in health unit series highlights and personalizes the opioid crisis facing local community
Using stories and statistics, the the first segment in the Vital Perspectives series shines a light on one of the biggest public health crises of our time.
The opioid crisis is not a big city problem, and it’s going to take an overhaul of services - and of attitudes - to reverse the current emergency in the Southwestern Public Health region. That’s the message of the...
Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 03:44 PM
BOIL WATER ADVISORY RESCINDED
To Consumers of the Drumbo water supply:
The Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Ninh Tran, is advising the residents that the Boil Water Advisory issued on August 20, 2023 has been rescinded.
Recent water samples have been taken with satisfactory results.
It is recommended that you run your taps for 5 minutes to flush out the taps.
If you have any questions, please contact the Environmental Health Department at Southwestern Public Health at 1-800-922-0096.
Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 03:27 PM
*This advisory has been rescinded.*
The Medical Officer of Health has been advised that a pressure loss occurred at Drumbo water treatment on August 20, 2023 and may have compromised the water supply. This Boil Water Advisory is recommended as a precaution in case of potential contamination of the drinking water system. All users of the drinking water system located in the Town of Drumbo are being notified of this Advisory.
The Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Ninh Tran, is advising that users...
Posted on Monday, August 14, 2023 01:12 PM
August 14, 2023Bat Tests Positive for Rabies in Norwich, Ontario
Individual receiving post-exposure prophylaxis to prevent rabies infection.
St. Thomas, ON. A bat located in Norwich Township has tested positive for rabies. The bat was sent for testing after biting an individual. That individual is receiving rabies post-exposure prophylaxis which will prevent them from contracting the virus.
Rabies is a viral disease that is spread through the saliva of animals. It affects an animal’s brain and...
Posted on Tuesday, August 01, 2023 03:11 PM
August 1, 2023Aylmer Mosquito Trap Tests Positive for West Nile Virus
Southwestern Public Health has confirmed that a local mosquito trap has tested positive for West Nile Virus.
Southwestern Public Health has confirmed that a local mosquito trap has tested positive for West Nile Virus. The trap was located in Aylmer. This is the first mosquito trap to produce a positive test in the Southwestern Public Health region in 2023.
“We have mosquito traps set up across Oxford County, Elgin County, and...