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News Release: Update on Confirmed Cases of Canine Influenza in Essex County

Published: 
Friday, January 12
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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.

News Release: Confirmed Case of H3N2 Canine Influenza in 2 Dogs in Essex County

Published: 
Monday, January 8
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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.

News Release: The Windsor- Essex County Health Unit has launched a Provincial online immunization reporting system

Published: 
Monday, December 18
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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).

News Release: Possible hepatitis A exposure at a restaurant in Algonac, Michigan

Published: 
Wednesday, October 25
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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.

News Release: 27 Local Workplaces Recognized for Commitment to Employee Health and Wellness.

Published: 
Friday, October 20
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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.