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What you need to know about Zika virus if you are or may become pregnant

This week, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care reported Canada’s first positive case of sexually transmitted Zika virus.  It is suspected that the individual – an Ontario resident – contracted the virus from a partner … Continue reading

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Take the bite out of bugs! Insect repellent: What you need to know.

Bugs are a nuisance, but bug bites can be a big pain! The red bumps are bad enough, but the itchiness keeps me from sleeping, because all I want to do is scratch all night long! Aside from these obvious discomforts, mosquitoes can also carry serious diseases such … Continue reading

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West Nile Virus is still active: Be Bite Free even in Sept.

As summer progresses, mosquito-borne infections become more common. Typically we don’t get West Nile virus (WNV) positive mosquitoes in Halton until late July or August, but this year mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus much earlier than past … Continue reading

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Bugs aren’t going back to school, even if your kids are

As the summer winds down and our kids are getting ready to go back to school many parents worry less about protecting their family from bug bites. But in fact, mosquitoes and ticks are still active during this time and … Continue reading

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