Health Unit Closed

We are closed on Monday, September 7 for Labour Day.

Alerts

Windsor-Essex County - Results indicate that Sandpoint, West Belle River, and Hillman beaches are posted as bacterial counts exceed 100. No beaches are closed this week. | August 28, 2015, 10:30 am to September 4, 2015, 12:00 pm

News

In Your Community

Sexual Health Campaign
Smoking Campaign
Stay Cool
West Nile Campaign
Immunization Clinic - Keep your child up-to-date.
Quit 4 Good Smoking Challenge

Events

Monday, September 7 | Closed for Labour Day
Thursday, September 17 | September Board Meeting
Monday, September 21 | Community Rabies Vaccine Clinics
Wednesday, September 23 | 16th Annual Infectious Disease Conference
Monday, October 12 | Closed for Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, October 15 | October Board Meeting
Monday, October 26 | Community Rabies Vaccine Clinics

Current Topics

Blue-green algae are microscopic bacteria that occur naturally in fresh water lakes. In warm weather, with the right nutrients and low wind, they can form a large mass called a bloom.

Ticks are a relative to the spider and are a crawling, non-flying insect that feed on blood. They vary in size and colour. Female ticks will get larger and change colour when feeding. Ticks can spread Lyme disease.

Learn about the risks of waterborne illnesses and injuries which will help you decide whether you should swim in the water or stay on the beach.

We ask that you do not use fragrant products or have scented plants when visiting the Health Unit. For some people, scented items like perfume, cologne, lotion, plants, and flowers can cause serious or deadly allergic reactions.

West Nile Virus (WNV) is a mosquito transmitted virus that can be transferred to humans from the bite of an infected mosquito.