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    Cancer Prevention and Screening

    The Health Unit focuses on the early detection of cancer, specifically breast cancer and cervical cancer, through screening. Campaigns and presentations focus on the importance of having regular breast exams, mammograms and Pap tests in order to detect cancer early and to have more successful treatment outcomes.

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  • Diseases A-Z

    Diseases A-Z List

    Find out information on diseases like avian flu, Babesiosis, Bacterial Meningitis, Anaplasmosis, Clostridium Difficile, Cyclosporiasis, Giardiasis, German Measles and many others.

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  • Ebola

    The current outbreak of Ebola is in West Africa. Ebola does not spread easily from person to person and is not spread through casual contact. Ebola is spread through direct contact with infectious bodily fluids. There have not been any cases of Ebola in Canada. The risk to Canadians is very low. For more information […]

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    Immunization

    School-Age Immunizations Tdap Vaccine for Highschool Students Childhood Immunization… It’s the Law Hepatitis B Vaccine Information Sheet Immunization for School Pupils Human Papillomaviurs (HPV) Vaccine – Grade 8 Program Childhood Immunization The Best Protection Human Papillomavirus(HPV) Vaccine: Grade 9-12 Program Routine Immunizations Required and Recommended Vaccines Publicly Funded Vaccine Schedule for Healthy Children Immunization Clinics for […]

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    Mammography Centres

    To be sure you are getting a high quality mammogram go to an accredited mammography centre. An accredited centre is one that meets very high standards as set by the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR). All Ontario Breast Screening Programs are CAR-accredited. OBSP sites, staff and equipment are checked on an ongoing basis to make […]

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    Reportable Diseases

    Health Protection and Promotion Act. Ontario Regulation 559/91. REPORTABLE DISEASES – Updated December 4, 2013

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  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)

    Sexually Transmitted Infections and Human Immunodeficiency Virus The numbers of sexually active individuals who have sexually transmitted infections and/or HIV are still increasing despite the education that is available regarding lowering your risk. Chlamydia, for example continues to be the most common STI amongst those who are 14-25 years of age. Fortunately at present this […]

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    Stroke Prevention

    What is a stroke? A stroke occurs where there is not enough blood flowing to the brain. Most strokes care caused by a blood clot inside a blood vessel going to the brain. The blood clot blocks the normal flow of blood to the brain. How can I eat to decrease risk of stroke? Choose […]

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    Tuberculosis Screening For Long Term Care and Retirement Home Residents

    All residents who move into a Nursing Home or Retirement Home setting must be screened for TB to make sure they are not showing signs or symptoms of active TB, and to prevent the spread of the germ to others.

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