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  • ALERT: Purple Heroin Linked to Local Overdose

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/June 20, 2018 - Purple heroin, which is laced with fentanyl and other purple-coloured additives, has been reported in the Belleville and Quinte West area and linked to at least one known overdose.

  • Public Health Weekly Beach Report - June 15, 2018

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/ June 15, 2018 - Hastings Prince Edward Public Health monitors bathing beach water quality at designated public beaches within our jurisdiction through the collection and analyses of water samples for the presence of E.coli bacteria. When E.coli bacteria levels exceed the provincial standard, the bathing beach is considered to be unsafe for swimming and the following warning sign is posted at the beach:

     

  • Public Health Weekly Beach Report - June 7, 2018

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/June 7, 2018 - Hastings Prince Edward Public Health monitors bathing beach water quality at designated public beaches within our jurisdiction through the collection and analyses of water samples for the presence of E.coli bacteria. When E.coli bacteria levels exceed the provincial standard, the bathing beach is considered to be unsafe for swimming and the following warning sign is posted at the beach:

  • Public Health Announces Changes to Tick Submissions

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/June 6, 2018 – Based on public tick submissions, we now know a significant number of ticks in Hastings County south of Highway 7 are infected with the bacterium that causes Lyme disease.  This has been the case in Prince Edward County since 2015.
     
    As a result, effective June 11, 2018 Public Health will no longer accept ticks from south of Highway 7. 
    Our updated focus will be to: 
  • Public Health Weekly Beach Report - June 1, 2018

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/June 1, 2018 - Hastings Prince Edward Public Health monitors bathing beach water quality at designated public beaches within our jurisdiction through the collection and analyses of water samples for the presence of E.coli bacteria. When E.coli bacteria levels exceed the provincial standard, the bathing beach is considered to be unsafe for swimming and the following warning sign is posted at the beach:

  • World No Tobacco Day, Tobacco Breaks Hearts

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/May 31, 2018 - Every year on May 31, the World Health Organization and partners around the world celebrate World No Tobacco Day. Since established in 1988, the day is intended to highlight the major health risks associated with tobacco use and to advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

  • Confirmed Case of Mumps

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/May 18, 2018 - Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) has received a confirmed case of mumps in our area.

    Mumps is a vaccine preventable disease. The most common symptoms include:

  • Public Health Beach Season Begins/May 18, 2018

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/May 18, 2018 – Hastings Prince Edward Public Health monitors bathing beach water quality at designated public beaches within our jurisdiction. Bathing beach water quality is monitored by the collection and analyses of water samples. Samples are analyzed at a public health laboratory for the presence of E.coli bacteria. When E.

  • Spring Clean Your Medicine Cabinet

    Prince Edward County/May 7, 2018 - Prince Edward County residents are encouraged to clean out their medicine cabinets between May 14 -18, 2018.  People can drop off old or unused prescription and over-the-counter medications at local pharmacies next week or another day that is convenient. 

  • Making Healthier Choices When Eating Out

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties / May 1, 2018 – If you have children in a publicly-funded elementary school, check their backpacks this month for a brochure on making healthier choices when eating out!  Hastings Prince Edward Public Health is encouraging parents to use the brochure to make informed choices when dining at restaurants.