News Influenza Progressing Normally in the Porcupine Health Unit Area SHARE ON: Mackenzie Read, contributor, Monday, Jan. 16th, 2017 Porcupine Health Unit building. Photo credit: Porcupine Health Unit The Porcupine Health Unit says influenza is making its way around the community. Health Unit is reporting this as a normal progression for this time of year. Public Health Nurse Katelin Gambino says the best way to ensure you don’t get the infection is to get immunized. Gambino says other effective ways to stop the spread of germs includes keeping commonly used surfaces clean, sneezing into a tissue or your elbow and washing your hands frequently. She adds that if you end up getting sick, stay home to ensure you don’t spread the infection.