YELLOWKNIFE (March 4, 2016) - Influenza (the flu) is a vaccine-preventable respiratory infection caused by influenza A and B viruses that occur in Canada and the NWT each year. The virus is spread easily from person to person through coughing or sneezing, even before symptoms are apparent. It can also be spread by touching contaminated surfaces such as door handles and phones.
YELLOWKNIFE (February 25, 2016) – Pertussis is a bacterial infection most commonly transmitted person to person through coughing or sneezing. Anyone can get Pertussis, but it can be very serious for babies (under one year) and people with weakened immune systems. Confirmed cases of Pertussis are treated with antibiotics for the infected individuals and household contacts.
Boil Water Advisory Lifted
for YELLOWKNIFE, N’DILO, DETTAH
YELLOWKNIFE (June 12, 2015) The Chief Public Health Officer is advising all residents in Yellowknife, N’dilo and Dettah that the precautionary boil water advisory has been lifted.
Residents who receive their water from the City of Yellowknife’s water suppler were asked to boil their water due to higher than normal turbidity, or muddy water.