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Ticks are a relative to the spider and are a crawling, non-flying insect that feed on blood. They vary in size and colour. Female ticks will get larger and change colour when feeding. Ticks can spread Lyme disease.
Salmonella is an infection of the intestinal track caused by bacteria. Symptoms usually start 6 to 72 hours after being exposed to the germ.
Learn about the risks of waterborne illnesses and injuries which will help you decide whether you should swim in the water or stay on the beach.
Picnic and barbecue season offers lots of outdoor fun with family and friends. Warm weather is also perfect for foodborne bacteria to grow quickly. It’s important to follow these safe food handling tips.
We ask that you do not use fragrant products or have scented plants when visiting the Health Unit. For some people, scented items like perfume, cologne, lotion, plants, and flowers can cause serious or deadly allergic reactions.