New appearing MOH sends well-wishes this vacation season

New appearing MOH sends well-wishes this vacation season

Sarnia-Lambton’s appearing medical officer of well being is wishing residents a wholesome vacation season from respiratory viruses and food-borne diseases.

Dr. Karalyn Dueck began working with Lambton Public Well being (LPH) in November.

As some residents collect with family members over the vacations, Dueck mentioned there are some measures folks can take to remain wholesome, as it’s nonetheless chilly and flu season.

“This contains our primary actions like staying updated on our vaccines, self-screening for signs of sickness and staying residence once we’re sick, coughing and sneezing into our arm or sleeve, after which washing our fingers completely and utilizing hand sanitizer,” she mentioned.

“It’s a busy time of yr and typically it’s troublesome to recollect to sleep or eat properly or keep bodily energetic, and conserving these in thoughts is de facto vital to assist maintain you wholesome this time of yr.”

On the subject of consuming properly, some could participate in potluck dinners however Dueck mentioned it’s vital to recollect correct meals preparation procedures.

“Hold uncooked meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs separate, and use separate reducing boards for these,” she mentioned. “Making certain that you simply’re cooking meat to acceptable inner temperatures, that is normally across the 160 Fahrenheit mark however it may differ.”

Meals must also be refrigerated inside two hours of buying or cooking it. Dueck mentioned different meals security measures will be discovered on the well being unit’s web site.

Along with wishing residents a cheerful and secure vacation season, Dueck is hoping members of LPH can take pleasure in this time as properly.

“I see how arduous everybody works and I definitely need everybody to take pleasure in a while with these they love and have some relaxation and hopefully have time to get some power earlier than the brand new yr,” mentioned Dueck.

LPH and its sub-offices shall be closed on Friday, December 26-27, December 30, and January 2, 2023.

Water pattern drop-offs on the Level Edward essential workplace will be performed from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on December 28 and 29.

After-hours help for a public well being emergency (resembling an animal chunk, meals poisoning, a illness outbreak, or pure catastrophe) shall be obtainable by calling (519) 383-8331 or 1-800-667-1839.

New appearing MOH sends well-wishes this vacation season