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Local Flu Season Could Be A Doozy

Local health officials are already warning the upcoming flu season could be a tough one. Officials with Ottawa Public Health have been watching flu activity in the Southern Hemisphere with concern. That’s because Australia has had its worst flu season

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More Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile Virus

The increased rainfall combined with heat and humidity means this summer could be the worst for West Nile virus in Ontario since 2012. Public Health Ontario reports on its weekly West Nile virus surveillance website that across 24 different health

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Ottawa Information Sessions For Residents Affected By Flooding

The City of Ottawa will host information sessions for residents affected by the spring flooding. In attendance will be representatives from the Insurance Bureau of Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, Ottawa Public Health, the City of Ottawa’s Public Works and

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Rash Of Local Opioid Overdoses

The Ottawa Hospital says another six people were treated for potential opioid overdoses over the weekend, following a spike in such cases last week and a warning from the city’s public health agency. As of 1:30 Sunday afternoon, there had been five

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Flu Cases Up In Ottawa

Flu cases are up locally compared with the same time last year. Ottawa Public Health officials say that’s because this flu season got underway a lot earlier. As of this week,  470 flu cases had been reported to Ottawa Public

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Warning About Prescription Counterfeit Medications

Ottawa Public Health and the Ottawa Police Service are issuing an alert to residents about counterfeit prescription medications found in the city. It is suspected that counterfeit drugs found in Ottawa have been involved in recent life-threatening overdoses, and ongoing

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Clean Needle Vending Machines Coming To Ottawa

Ottawa Public Health is hoping to install vending machines throughout the city that would dispense clean needles and pipes to drug users. As part of a pilot project the secured machines would be placed outside existing downtown locations, such as the Sandy Hill

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