Summer Health

Sunscreen, bug spray and plenty of water can keep you cool, comfortable and healthy while spending time outdoors. 

Sun Safety  PDF, 2 MB 
Take some simple steps to protect yourself from the sun.

U V Index
The daily UV index forecast can help decide how much protection is needed when planning outdoor actvities.

Heat Safety
Heat illnesses can be prevented by moving to a cool or shaded place immediately, drink sips of water, lie down and sponge with cool water, if possible.

Be Bear Smart
Protect yourself and respect nature by being bear smart.

West Nile virus  Don't be a target.  Find out what you can do to protect yourself from West Nile virus.

Ticks and Lyme Disease 
Protect yourself by avoiding contact with deer ticks. Inspect yourself and your children frequently for ticks and remove as soon as possible.  

Hamburger Disease (E. coli)
Reduce the risk of illness.  Use proper food-handling techniques to avoid exposure to undercooked ground beef or other sources of E. coli. For summertime food handling tips, visitthe Healthy Canadian website.

Blastomycosis  PDF, 63 KB
An uncommon infection caused by the fungus Blastomyces dermatitidis found in acidic soils in Manitoba.

Rabies  PDF, 36 KB
Reduce the risk of rabies by vaccinating your pets and avoid handling wildlife.

Prevent your exposure by rodent-proofing buildings and taking precautions during cleanup of areas that may be contaiminated by mice droppings.

Well Water Safety
Get information on testing and disinfecting well water as well as information what to do if you have been placed under a boil water advisory.