In response to COVID-19, the Saskatchewan Health Authority is issuing public service announcements (PSAs) in the interest of public safety. A good example of when a PSA would be issued is when possible or potential contacts cannot be identified and contacted within 48 hours. Each contact tracing investigation is different and whether a PSA is issued is based on the specific factors within that investigation at the discretion of the Medical Health Officer, based on the factors of the individual case.
Advisories on events and locations of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan can be found here.
More information on COVID-19 can be found on the Government of Saskatchewan website.
December 19, 2019
An outbreak of syphilis is being reported in Prince Albert, Shellbrook, Big River and other areas of the former health region. In the former Prince Albert Parkland Health Region, fewer than seven syphilis cases were reported annually. From August to November 2019, 21 cases have been confirmed. This number may increase as more testing is completed.
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People who have syphilis or other sexually transmitted infections may not have symptoms. The best way to know is to get tested. If you are sexually active, get tested for sexually transmitted infections.
Tests are free and confidential. If your result is positive, you will be offered treatment immediately.
Syphilis is a preventable and treatable disease. Use condoms and practice safe sex.
For more information, contact your health care providers, visit here or contact Healthline 8-1-1.
June 14, 2019
The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) has seen an increasing number of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and infectious syphilis cases in recent months in northwest Saskatchewan.
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