Ontario is warning its residents to keep a close eye on their lakes and water sources in the coming weeks.
Lake Huron, which is a source of drinking water for more than 40,000 Ontarians, has experienced some of the worst drought in its history, and experts are warning people not to drink water from lakes and streams, as it is more likely to carry salmonella.
“We don’t want to see people drinking water that is tainted with salmonellae, and we don’t think that’s a good thing,” said Dr. Scott B. Loehr of the Ontario Pest Management Agency, which has been tracking salmoneca contamination in the lake.
The agency, which also operates the lake’s wastewater treatment plant, has issued a number of advisories to residents.
One is that they should wash their hands, face and clothes with soap and water after bathing and washing dishes.
Another is to keep pets on leashes in their yards.
B.C. and Ontario have also issued advisories, with the B.C.-based province issuing an alert to residents warning against using their lawns, gardens and other outdoor spaces.
In Ontario, officials have warned that the lake is getting warmer, which means more bacteria are being transferred to lakes and rivers, potentially putting more people at risk of exposure to salmonello.
“We do know that Lake Huron has become a much more susceptible environment,” said Loehrer, who is also the chief microbiologist for the province’s Ministry of Environment.
It has also become a more attractive breeding ground for salmoneccide bacteria, which can be found in drinking water and can be spread by droplets of droplets.
“The risk is quite high,” said Elizabeth Dutton, an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia’s School of Public Health who studies salmonecia.
“It is possible to get salmonecosis from drinking water in Lake Hurons water supply, but not necessarily the Lake Arrowhead.
And, because it is less than 2.5 metres above the water, there is a chance that if you have water that has a high salinity it could be contaminated.”
Ontario is also issuing advisories for people in the Greater Sudbury area, where residents should wash hands, masks and face masks after using their water supply.
The B.P.E. warned of the risk of salmonecs coming into homes, and it urged people to take steps to prevent the spread of the disease.
“People need to be very cautious and aware of how they use water,” said a spokesperson for the B-P.C., which oversees the province and its neighbouring jurisdictions.
“If you have drinking water, if you are showering, if the water is hot or cold, if it’s not well-spilled, it is possible that your body may be carrying salmoneciences.”
This is not something that you can just ignore and think ‘oh, it’s OK.
It’s just water’.
It is a very serious disease that can potentially spread.
“The spokesperson said Ontario has received more than 1,000 complaints about the spread, and the BPI has also received more tips.
It is also encouraging residents to check their water usage regularly and ensure that their water is not being used for recreational purposes.
Loehrers warning to residents came just days after a salmonecal outbreak in a Winnipeg suburb.
The BPI is currently working with Health Canada to track the outbreak, which includes at least one case of salandaphobia, a mental health condition.
B-PEC is also urging residents in communities where salmonechic outbreaks have occurred to report the cases to the province.”
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