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News

Oral Health 2016 Report Released

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Friday, April 22
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At last night’s Board of Health meeting, the Oral Health 2016 Report was officially released to the community. Nicole Dupuis, Director of Health Promotion, provided a presentation that highlighted the findings within the report and also showcased the key community partnerships and collaborative work done to write the report.

Public Health Responding to Possible Hepatitis A Contamination

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Thursday, April 21
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Dr. Gary Kirk, Medical Officer of Health and CEO for the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, is assuring area residents that the Health Unit is working closely with the local Costco, Health Care providers, day care nurseries, and long term care facilities to ensure that members of the public, who may have consumed Nature's Touch Organic Berry Cherry Blend frozen berries sold at Costco, get treatment to try to prevent Hepatitis A within 14 days of consumption of the product. The treatment consists primarily of the vaccine for Hepatitis A.

Eat4Life Healthy Lifestyle Program

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Friday, March 18
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Eat4Life is a unique, research-based healthy lifestyle program. The goal of Eat4Life is to build a foundation of healthy habits that will help you make healthy choices for life. Join a Registered Dietitian and learn how to change old habits, nourish your body and mind, choose foods, plan menus, and get active in this five week program.

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Events

Saturday, May 14 | Car Seat Clinic - May, 2016
Thursday, May 19 | May 2016 Board Meeting
Monday, May 23 | Closed for Victoria Day
Saturday, June 11 | Car Seat Clinic - June, 2016
Thursday, June 16 | June 2016 Board Meeting

Current Topics

Influenza (the flu) is a respiratory virus that causes an infection of the nose, throat, and lungs. Influenza is a reportable disease.

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

Between 2007 and 2013, 159 people died of an opioid-related drug overdose in Windsor-Essex. That’s about one death every three weeks. When a person dies from abusing drugs, their death is called an overdose death.

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

Hepatitis A is a contagious disease that occurs worldwide but is more common in developing countries. The hepatitis A virus attacks the liver and can cause mild to severe illness.