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Increased rate of skin infections in Colville Lake

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Compiled by Shari Narine
Volume: 
30
Issue: 
12
Year: 
2013

The Departments of Health and Social Services and the Sahtu Health and Social Services Authority have responded to an increased rate of skin infections in Colville Lake, N.W.T. These infections can be caused by common skin bacteria that enter under the skin through minor cuts or breaks that result from other common conditions such as eczema, insect bites, diaper rashes or scabies. The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer is monitoring the infections and will continue to provide additional support as and when required.

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