Health

Homemade hand sanitizers may present health risks

Health Canada is warning Canadians about the potential health risks of making and using homemade hand sanitizers, as homemade recipes and products are becoming increasingly common online. If you have made or used homemade hand sanitizer products, stop using them as the concentration of alcohol in many of these recipes may not be high enough to kill the coronavirus that ...

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City of Elliot Lake confirms COVID-19 case

On March 31st the City of Elliot Lake posted the following information on their Municipal Website:   “The City of Elliot Lake and its local health care partners St Joseph’s General Hospital and the Elliot Lake Family Health Team became aware earlier today of a reported case of Covid 19 in Elliot Lake. Details of the case have not been ...

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Les personnes de plus de 70 ans devraient s’isoler – Déclaration du médecin hygiéniste en chef

Aujourd’hui, le Dr David Williams, médecin hygiéniste en chef, a émis la déclaration suivante concernant la COVID-19 : « Le gouvernement de l’Ontario continue de prendre des mesures fermes face au nouveau coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) afin d’aider à contenir sa propagation et à protéger le public. Ces mesures sont sans précédent et je sais que vous êtes nombreux à déployer des efforts acharnés pour ...

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Fifth Algoma resident to test positive for COVID-19, with travel to Mexico

Algoma Public Heath received confirmation today of the 5th Algoma resident to test positive for COVID-19.   This is a man in his 20s with recent travel to Mexico, returning to Algoma on March 18th.  He developed symptoms on March 20th and was tested through his family health team on March 23rd.  He has been in self-isolation since his return ...

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Third and Fourth Algoma residents test positive for COVID-19

On the evening of Saturday March 28, Algoma Public Health received confirmation of two more Algoma residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.   The third Algoma resident to test positive for COVID-19 is a man in his 60s. He had travelled to a Toronto health care facility over one month ago and has since remained admitted under the care of the health professionals there.  There ...

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Second Case of COVID-19 in Algoma District

Late in the evening of Friday March 27th, Algoma Public Health (APH) confirmed the second Algoma resident to test positive for COVID-19. A woman in her 40s with recent travel to Michigan developed respiratory symptoms on the night of Saturday March 21st.  She went to Sault Area Hospital on the late night of March 23rdand was tested on March 24th.   Hospital staff took ...

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WFHT – We stay at work for you, PLEASE stay home for us!

We understand that for many in our community this may be a stressful and frightening time. You may be unsure, whether you should come to the clinic or hospital if you are worried about coronavirus. If your symptoms are mild, please stay home. It may sound scary to not come to the hospital if you think you have the virus. ...

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We are all in this together

Algoma communities and residents – please help amplify these two public health messages! Returning Algoma travellers – Welcome home!  Please stay home. Everyone in Algoma – Keep 2 metres apart!  Build community immunity with social distancing. Not everyone is connected online or to TV and radio.  Returning travellers might not know what’s been happening here at home.  Please help spread ...

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Thank you to our Community from the Wawa Physicians!

  We’ve all heard the saying that it takes a village to raise a child. It also takes a community to help slow the spread of the COVID 19 virus! The Wawa Physicians would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our community members who have been supporting efforts to help limit the spread of this virus. Social distancing can be ...

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LDHC Implements Active Screening for Patients and Visitors

The Ministry of Long Term Care has instructed all long term care homes to begin active screening of all  patients and visitor. Emerging information on COVID-19 suggests that elderly individuals and those with underlying health conditions are at increased risk of severe outcomes. In an effort to be proactive, LDHC has begun active screening in all care areas. Active screening ...

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Ontario Confirms New Positive Case of COVID-19

This afternoon, Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, confirmed another positive case of COVID-19 bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Ontario to 29. Of these, four cases in the province are all resolved, with each of those patients having two consecutive negative tests at least 24 hours apart. A female in her 40s returned from Colorado ...

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28 Cases of COVID-19 in Ontario – Chief Medical Officer of Health Statement

This afternoon, Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, confirmed two new positive cases of COVID-19 bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Ontario to 28. Of these, four cases in the province are all resolved, with each of those patients having two consecutive negative tests at least 24 hours apart. A male in his 20s returned from ...

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Ontario Confirms New Positive Case of COVID-19

Today, Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, confirmed a new positive case of COVID-19 in Toronto, the seventh case in Ontario. After arriving in Toronto on February 25, 2020, a man in his 50s presented himself at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre’s emergency department on February 26, 2020 with a travel history to Iran. The established infection prevention and control ...

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