In Your Community
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.