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West Nile Virus

  WNV is a mosquito-borne disease, endemic in Peel region since 2001. In 2018, there were 137 human WNV cases in Ontario; 6 of these were in Peel region. Peel region has not had any cases this year. However, we expect increased WNV activity in the coming weeks. The number of human WNV cases and positive mosquito pools...

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Exposure in Peel to a Confirmed Case of Measles

Peel Public Health is issuing an alert that there has been an exposure to a confirmed case of measles within Peel Region. People who were on the following flights and in the following locations on January 27, 2019, may have been exposed to measles: Lufthansa flight LH-470, from Frankfurt to Toronto Air Canada flight AC-834/LH 6829...

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July 28, 2018 is World Hepatitis Day.

In Canada, 44% of people living with chronic HCV are unaware they have the disease, despite availability of screening and access to effective treatment. In 2017, there were 285 cases of HCV reported to Peel Public Health. Although many cases are initially asymptomatic, early diagnosis and treatment of HCV is important to decrease the risk...

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2018 Aerial Spray Program in Peel Region

The City of Mississauga will be conducting an aerial spray treatment to prevent tree defoliation by gypsy moth caterpillars and fall cankerworms. Health Impacts only in sensitive persons: skin rashes, upper respiratory tract irritation, NO reports of cancer or groundwater contamination. Cautions: Bring outdoor items inside, Remain indoors, Wash outdoor items, Leave air conditioners closed....

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Confirmed Measles Case in Peel Region

In February 2018, Public Health has been notified of a confirmed case of measles in a young adult with a recent travel history to a measles-endemic country. Measles is a vaccine-preventable disease presenting with fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes and rash. Howden Medical Clinic provides all necessary vaccines to all Brampton residents. Please visit...

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Lyme Disease-Positive Ticks in Peel

Blacklegged ticks are the only ticks carrying Lyme disease bacteria so-called ‘Borrelia burgdorferi’ in Ontario. They are mostly active in early spring (April) and fall (October). Lyme is transmitted by both adult and immature ticks, nymphs. The characteristic rash of Lyme disease is called “erythema migrans” greater than 5cm with low-grade fever, fatigue, headache and...

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Flu on the Rise

There is high respiratory illness activity in Peel. To date, Region of Peel-Public Health has received 466 reports of laboratory-confirmed influenza. Majority of cases remain to be Influenza A(H3N2). Protect yourself with Flu Vaccine at our Clinic.

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Peel Region Residents

Low risk of infection including hepatitis B and C, HIV in 1000 of Peel Residents who received treatment at a surgical facility in Burlington called Ontario Institute of Facial Surgery. Contact your health care provider to be tested if you have been treated in this facility.