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News Release: Windsor-Essex Joins World Rabies Day Activities By Offering Low-Cost Rabies Vaccine Clinics

Published: 
Monday, September 24
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World Rabies Day is a global campaign to help prevent the spread of rabies, the world’s most fatal disease. This year’s theme is Rabies: Share the message. Save a life. By educating ourselves and speaking to others about prevention, we can all play a role in keeping people and animals safe from this disease. In 2017, 149 animals tested positive for rabies in Ontario.

News Release: Windsor-Essex County Health Unit Board of Health Confirms Selection of New Medical Officer of Health and Chief Executive Officer

Published: 
Friday, September 21
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After one year in acting roles, Ms. Theresa Marentette and Dr. Wajid Ahmed have been confirmed by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) Board of Health in the positions of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Medical Officer of Health (MOH) respectively.

News Release: Vote for Health: Municipal Candidates Asked to Share Their Views on Local Health Issues

Published: 
Wednesday, September 5
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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has distributed a voluntary survey to all local council and mayoral candidates running in the upcoming 2018 municipal election. The survey provides an opportunity for candidates to share their views on local health issues, including equity, food insecurity, dental health, mental illness, substance misuse, built environment, and climate change.

News Release: Student Suspensions Will Begin September 19th For Students Born Between 2008 to 2013 With Incomplete Immunization Records

Published: 
Thursday, August 23
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Students with incomplete immunization records received notices in May, June, and again in August of this year. The notices specified the September 19th suspension date and informed parents/guardians of which vaccine(s) were missing from the student’s immunization record, how to provide updated information, and how to book an appointment for immunization.