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August 12, 2019-Rabies and Bat Awareness

August 12, 2019 ‐ Rabies is still a concern to public health.

Aug 9, 2019-Pembroke Breastfeeding Drop-In

August 12, 2019 ‐ Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) is excited to announce the Pembroke Breastfeeding Drop-In is continuing.

July 18, 2019-Extreme Heat and Humidity Event

July 18, 2019 ‐ An extreme heat event has been issued for Renfrew County and District. It is important to take steps to prevent heat-related illness during this heat event.

July 4, 2019-High Heat and Humidity Event

July 5, 2019 ‐ It is important to take steps to prevent heat-related illness during this heat event.

June 24, 2019 – Pembroke Breastfeeding Drop-In Pilot

July 3, 2019 ‐ A new breastfeeding drop-in pilot has begun, where a Registered Nurse and a breastfeeding specialist from Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) provide one-on-one support and counselling.

Flood: Well Water Safety (May 4, 2019)

May 4, 2019 ‐ Well water can be contaminated by flood waters.

Flood: Food Safety (May 3, 2019)

May 3, 2019 ‐ Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) reminds residents not to eat food that may have come into contact with flood water.

ALERT: Sudden Increase in Drug Overdoses in Renfrew County and District

May 3, 2019 ‐ Renfrew County and District is experiencing a sudden increase in the number of overdose reports in the last week, mostly in the Arnprior area. Cocaine laced with fentanyl and the drug “Purple” are reported to be involved in the most recent overdoses. We are warning people who use drugs that Fentanyl or Carfentanil can be mixed into other illicit substances.

Flood Water Safety

April 26, 2019 ‐ Renfrew County and District is currently experiencing localized flooding due to a combination of heavy rains and runoff from melting snow. Rising water levels pose a threat to the health and safety of residents.

Confirmed Case of Measles in Ottawa (April 5, 2019)

April 5, 2019 ‐ Ottawa Public Health is investigating a confirmed case of measles. In response, Renfrew County and District Health Unit will be investigating any potential contacts who reside in our area.

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