Earlier this week, H3N2 canine influenza was identified in two dogs in Essex County. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) has now confirmed that 5 dogs that were in close contact with the affected dogs have tested positive for canine influenza. Affected and exposed dogs are being confined by their owners to help prevent further spread.
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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) will be rolling out a phone survey to randomly selected adults in Windsor-Essex in the coming weeks.
H3N2 canine influenza has been identified in two dogs in Essex County. The dogs were imported from South Korea (via the United States) in late December and were showing signs of respiratory disease the following day when they were examined by a veterinarian. A small number of dogs that had close contact with the affected dogs also have mild respiratory disease, but test results from those animals are not yet available.
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has received confirmation of the first death related to Influenza in Windsor-Essex County. Last year, there were 6 deaths attributed to influenza.
In an effort to improve the reporting of immunizations to the Health Unit, and give access to individuals to maintain a current immunization record, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) has launched a Provincial online immunization reporting system; Immunization Connect Ontario (ICON).
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has announced the first confirmed case of influenza B in Windsor-Essex County.
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.