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ALERT: Fentanyl
Community Response

What's happening with the opioid crisis in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark?

Beware of Flooding
Learn How to Prepare

Get information and tips on how to prepare for possible flooding.

Oral Health Month
Good for Life!

Want to keep your mouth healthy? Check out five steps to a healthy mouth!

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

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Welcome to the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit Website! We offer a wide range of services to promote healthy living, healthy growth and development, prevent illness and injury and control communicable diseases in the community. Services are available to individuals and groups of all ages in a variety of places. A referral is not needed for any service. We will continue to prepare, update and publish information for this site on a continuous basis. Please feel free to provide us with your feedback about our website and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit Map

What's Happening?

Information About the Increase of Pertussis (Whooping Cough) in the Area
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Media Release - Check Your Immunizations - Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Advisory
- Pertussis Fact Sheet from PHAC

April is Oral Health Month
- Media Release - March 30, 2017
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Mouth

Information About the Increase of Mumps Activity in Ontario
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New Ministry of Health Fact Sheet
- Mumps Patient Fact Sheet

Opioid Community Response
- Drugs Containing Illicit Fentanyl found in Leeds Grenville - March 1, 2017
- Naloxone kits are now available at the Health Unit for people who are using opioids and their friends and families!
- Community Response February 22, 2017 - The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit along with Eastern Ontario Health Unit are alerting local schools and communities that in recent weeks in our region there have been several overdoses and deaths from fake prescription opioid medications.
- New Ministry of Health Overdose Website

Tetanus Vaccine Information
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis and Polio (Tdap-IPV) Vaccine Factsheet

Where can you get your flu shot this year? The Health Unit will not be providing community flu clinics.
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Call your health care provider or check the health team clinics listed
- Visit one of many local participating pharmacies
- Get information on influenza and flu vaccine

New Online Food Safety Disclosure System: INSIGHT
- Search Food Facility Inspection Results

Zika Virus Information - Updated April 26, 2016
- Chief Public Health Officer of Canada and Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health report the first positive case of sexually transmitted Zika Virus
- Learn more about the Zika Virus and Public Health Agency of Canada's Travel Advisory

Talking to Youth about Drugs
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Tips on talking to young people about drugs including marijuana and prescription drugs
- Tips on helping to prevent youth from taking drugs

Proud Partner of The Healthy Kids Community Challenge Leeds and Grenville
- HKCC Leeds and Grenville Promotes Water Does Wonders
- Like The Healthy Kids Community Challenge Leeds and Grenville on Facebook!
- HealthyKidsLG.ca

Thinking of Quitting Smoking?
- Find Out All the Ways You Can Quit

Outbreak Status Report
- April 27, 2017 Outbreak Status Report

Every Kid in Our Communities of Leeds & Grenville Surveys
- Triple P Awareness and Accessibility Survey

Making the Healthy Food Choice, the Easy Choice
- Make the Healthy Food Choice the Easy Food Choice at Play and at School
- More information on making the healthy food choice the easy choice

P.A.L.S. - Playground Activity Leaders in Schools
- This program encourages all children to participate in activities at recess regardless of their gender, size or ability.
- Join our P.A.L.S. Facebook page!

The New Skin Cancer Prevention Act Now In Force
- Find out more information in our Sun Safety section
- Skin Cancer Prevention Act

Baby-Friendly Initiative
- Infant Feeding Survey
- Baby-Friendly Initiative Information

Up to Date Food Recalls
- Food Recall Alerts - High-Risk

Telephone Survey of Residents
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If you have been called by the Institute for Social Research, click here for more information.

Recent Press Release

Do You Get Your Drinking Water from a Well?

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit can help you ensure that the well water you and your family are drinking is safe.

Spring is a good time to have your well water tested for bacteria. Melting snow and heavy rains may affect the safety of your drinking water. Testing your well water will alert you to any changes in the quality of your drinking water. The presence of bacteria in your water may act as an early warning sign of health risks associated with drinking contaminated well water. The Health Unit recommends that you test your well water at least three times a year.

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Ticks and Lyme Disease… What You Need To Know

Remember to be tick smart! As daytime temperatures rise above 4°C, ticks become active. If bitten by a tick you may be at risk of getting Lyme disease.

Taking the following precautions will help to reduce your risk:

  • Dressing in light coloured clothing makes adult ticks and nymphs (small stage of the tick), easier to see when they are on you as they are darker in colour.
  • Always remember to do a tick check when you return inside.
  • Thoroughly check your body for ticks and nymphs and promptly remove and dispose of them. If possible have someone check you from behind
  • You can take a quick shower to help remove any unattached ticks.
  • Putting your clothes in a hot dryer for several minutes has been found to kill ticks.
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