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COVID-19 vaccines for children 12 to 17: decried by Sloan, advised by Public Health

While both federal and provincial health authorities pursue a rigorous vaccine offensive against the spread of COVID-19, there are still those who question the efficacy and safety of the vaccination program.   “Please sign my e-petition to suspend these injections for children under the age of 18 until adequate, peer-reviewed, published

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Dr. Moore on past, present, and future steps

More than 67 per cent of adults over 18 years of age in the region have now had their first vaccination dose against COVID-19, according to Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health during a media conference on Thursday, Jun.

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6 things to know about Lyme Disease

Due to climate change and land use, cases of Lyme disease have gone up 600 per cent in Ontario between 2009 and 2016. Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) is a very high-risk region for Lyme disease, with a rate 20 times higher than the provincial rate.  According to the

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Local researchers launch survey on tick bites

Researchers at Queen’s University want more information about the patient experience for people who have been bitten by ticks.   Emilie Norris-Roozmon, an MSc Candidate in biology, said she’s launched an anonymous online survey to track patterns in the symptoms associated with tick bites, and try to understand the steps people go through

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Ticks and Lyme disease: What you need to know

  The arrival of the warm weather means it’s time to keep an eye out for disease-carrying black-legged ticks, also known as deer ticks. In response, the City is rolling out phase two of a repellent pilot project, testing an all-natural garlic-based tick and mosquito spray in some city parks.

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City continues testing garlic-based tick and mosquito repellent

After beginning a trial last summer, the City of Kingston is continuing to test the effectiveness of a 100 per cent natural garlic-based product aimed at keeping mosquitos and ticks away from the dog park areas of Grass Creek Park and Rotary Park. The natural repellent is not harmful to

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Parasites

Do you see what I see? Yep, that is an immature heartworm (a microfilaria) from a dog. Heartworm disease is real and can be fatal. Fortunately, we don't see high numbers of cases around here but that can change as it warms up. Also, the more dogs on prevention means

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Ticks… They’re back!

Ticks! They’re coming… okay, not really, and this is not a cheesy horror film script. Nor do ticks come actively chasing after you or your pet. They also never really left. It is warming up now, so those ticks that were in hibernation (yes, they really didn’t die over winter)

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