Health Unit Closed

The Health Unit offices will be closed on Friday, December 9 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in Windsor, 2 p.m.. in Essex, and 2:30 p.m. in Leamington.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Friday, December 9 | Health Unit Closure
Saturday, December 10 | Car Seat Clinic - December, 2016
Thursday, December 15 | December 2016 Board Meeting
Friday, December 23 to Tuesday, December 27
| Closed for the Holidays
Friday, December 30 to Monday, January 2
| Closed for the Holidays

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The Aedes albopictus mosquito is a tropical mosquito that is part of the Aedes species which is capable of transmitting Zika virus. Although this species of mosquito, also known as the Asian tiger mosquito, is capable of transmitting viruses including Zika, it is not the species that is responsible for the majority of human cases of Zika virus infection in the Caribbean, South America and Florida. That species is the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

A sewage backup occurs when there are problems with the plumbing system in your home and water containing harmful germs enters your home.

Zika virus is caused by a virus which is spread by the Aedes mosquito. The Aedes species of mosquito is not native to Canada.

The Health Unit strongly recommends getting immunized according to the Publicly Funded Immunization Schedule for Ontario.

Ticks are a relative to the spider and are a crawling, non-flying insect. They vary in size and colour. Ticks are very small (1 to 5 mm) when unfed and female ticks get larger and change colour when feeding. Ticks can spread Lyme Disease.

Chickenpox is a very contagious and common illness with rash and fever caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Chickenpox illness usually lasts about 5 to 10 days and is usually a mild infection, however, it can be life-threatening to some.