Thunder Bay Colon Cleansing Services IPAC Lapse 2018

An investigation by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit has identified that clients who received colon cleansing services from Natural Health and Chiropractic located at 817 Victoria Ave. East and the Colon Therapy Clinic located at 267 Park Ave., may have been exposed to improperly cleaned instruments used for procedures. Improperly cleaned instruments carry a risk of transmitting infectious diseases. The inspection was initiated following a patient complaint. TBDHU is not aware of any cases of infection associated with these clinics at this time.

As a precaution, the TBDHU is recommending that clients of these colon cleansing services contact their health care practitioner to discuss testing for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Important information and resources are available below:

 

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For Further Information

Call a public health inspector: (807) 625-5900

or toll-free: 1-888-294-6630

Last Updated: 13/02/2018