The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has announced the first confirmed case of influenza B in Windsor-Essex County.
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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit launched the 3rd and final year of the ‘Radon: Know Your Level Study’ today. Homeowners in Windsor and Essex County are encouraged to apply for a free radon test kit to measure the radon level in their homes. The Health Unit will distribute 1000 radon test kits to area homeowners who qualify.
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is advising any individual who has visited the Algonac Flaming Grill restaurant in Algonac, Michigan between the dates of Friday October 6, 2017 and Friday October 20, 2017 to contact the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit regarding possible hepatitis A exposure.
The Gord Smith Healthy Workplace Awards annually recognizes workplaces in Windsor & Essex County who commit to improving employee health through comprehensive workplace wellness programs. This year, 27 local workplaces will receive Healthy Workplace Awards for their extraordinary commitment to the health and well-being of their employees and in some cases, retirees, and family members.
Partners from the Federation of Agriculture, County of Essex, City of Windsor, Downtown Mission, United Way/Centraide and Windsor-Essex County Health Unit are in the early stages of developing a Food Policy Council in our community.
On Thursday, September 28, 2017, students born in 2008-2011 with incomplete immunization records will be suspended from school for up to 20 days.
Within the last 2 weeks, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has received a total of three reports of death attributed to the West Nile Virus (WNV). Two of these deaths were adults who resided in the City of Windsor and the third death was an adult who resided in the County of Essex. WNV causes a spectrum of illness which can range from no symptoms to flu-like symptoms to severe encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). The majority of people infected will not have any symptoms.
Within the last week, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has received two separate reports of death attributed to the West Nile virus (WNV). This is a notice to the public that WNV continues to be a risk until the area experiences temperatures below freezing.
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is encouraging tobacco users to make a quit attempt this September, the second most popular month for quit attempts next to January.