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Monkeypox an issue in Thunder Bay and NWO
Robert McKenzie

Monkeypox an issue in Thunder Bay and NWO

Pets should be excluded from the ill person’s environment

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  July 26, 2022 (LSNews) Cases of monkeypox have been seen in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia. 

Ontario has made monkeypox a reportable disease and positive test results are sent to the local public health unit. This will support public health officials with case and contact management. Ontario is currently providing the Imvamune® vaccine as part of a targeted effort to contain onwards transmission of monkeypox.

The Thunder Bay Health Unit has been silent on Monkeypox but President Jason Veltri, of Rainbow Collective called on Thunder Bay District Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janet DeMille to take an active role in supporting the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities in TBDHU's catchment area to ensure the virus doesn't make its way to this area reported TBNewsWatch

Veltri said Rainbow Collective is ready to work with TBDHU to ensure high-risk individuals have equitable access to the vaccine.

Droplets from the sores 
- if you touch a Monkeypox sore and then touch a counter or package in a store you can pass Monkeypox on to someone else 

Monkeypox Self-Isolation (TBDHU)

  • Frequent hand hygiene for both the person isolating and household members/ caregivers, including after touching lesion material, removing gloves, clothing, linens, or environmental surfaces that may have had contact with lesion material
  • Optimizing indoor air quality (e.g., open windows where possible when in a shared indoor space)
  • Unexposed persons who do not have an essential need to be in the home should not visit
  • Household members who are not ill should limit contact with the person with monkeypox
  • Pets should be excluded from the ill person’s environment Persons with monkeypox should avoid contact with wild or domestic mammals if possible
  •  Do not share dishes or utensils when eating; however, can use same dishes/ utensils if properly washed between use in a dishwasher or with warm water and soap.
  •  Clean and disinfect contaminate surfaces (e.g., bathroom, if shared, after use by the person isolating); standard household cleaning/disinfectants can be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions

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Monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency by the World Health Organization.
Monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency by the World Health Organization.

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Murders Thunder Bay vs other Ontario Cities

Thunder Bay maintained its title as the murder capital of Canada in 2018,  For the third consecutive year - and the fourth time in the last five years

 It has been announced again that Thunder Bay is the Murder Capital of Canada for 2018 in Canada for CMAs with populations between 100,000 to less than 500,000 people

Thunder Bay had the highest rate in that category with 6.38 homicides per 100,000.
Barrie with zero
St. Catharines–Niagara  Region with 0.42


Thunder Bay has the highest Opiod death Rate in Ontario

Path 525 Thunder Bay Drug Injection Site  Lake Superior NewsIn 2018, 44 people died of opioid overdose in Thunder Bay.

It’s made Thunder Bay the highest per capita opioid death rate in Ontario.

The 44 deaths were a 40 per cent increase from 2017, a year in which Thunder Bay also held the highest provincial rate.

Between July 2017 and June 2018, nearly 3,900 naloxone kits were handed out by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit and local pharmacies, 



Thunder Bay is that the homicide rate for 2017 is down from 2016 when it stood at 6.62 per 100,000

Greater Sudbury's murder rate is  remains one of the lowest in Canada. murder rate was 0.61 per 100,000 people

Thunder Bay as the only Legal Injeciton site in Northern Ontario 

Murders by Ward 2019

  • Homicide #1  Leo Chiodo  Westfort Ward 108th Avenue Mission Island 
  • Homicide #2  Tanya Andy  McIntrye Ward Behind Landmark Inn
  • Homicide #3  Claude Justin KISHIQUEB Current River Ward Cumberland Street
  • Homicide #4  Robenson St Jean McIntrye Ward Hilldale and Melbourne
  • Homicide #5  Andrew Ayre McKellar Ward,  Victoria Ave East
  • Homicide #6  Nazareth Andrew KWANDIBENS Current River Ward  Arundel Street

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