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HEALTH ALERT: Seven fentanyl-related poisonings in Guelph Thursday

WDG Public Health has issued a health alert over what may be a batch of drugs that are stronger than usual
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Wellington Duffering Guelph Public Health has issued a health alert after seven fentanyl-related drug poisonings in Guelph on Thursday.

Public health said there may be substances circulating in the Guelph area that are stronger than usual, based on the following information:

  • 7 substance-related poisonings in Guelph Thursday
  • Evidence indicates involvement of fentanyl. Light green fentanyl has been identified, but it is likely that other colours/types may also pose similar risk.
  • Please take care when using any unregulated drugs as supply may be stronger than usual

The City of Belleville had 23 reported overdoses over a two-day period earlier this week, including 13 in one two-hour period.

If you are using alone, the National Overdose Response Service is a free and anonymous service that you can call to check in on you. Available toll-free, 24/7 at 1-888-688-NORS (6677).