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Published on Monday, September 16

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A Windsor and Essex County (WEC) resident has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This marks the first clinically diagnosed and lab-confirmed human case for 2019 in our region and the fourth in Ontario.

Published on Tuesday, September 10

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) clarified Tuesday that activities tied to the upcoming Cannabis Cruise hosted by Windsor River Cruises and Border City Entertainment may not comply with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 (SFOA, 2017).

Published on Tuesday, August 13

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Routine monitoring for West Nile Virus (WNV) has identified two positive mosquito pools in our community. This is the first sign of WNV in Windsor and Essex County (WEC) this year.

Published on Tuesday, August 6

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is excited to celebrate Bellewood Public School and St.Teresa of Calcuttea (STOC) for achieving Gold status in the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (OPHEA) Healthy Schools Certification Program for the 2018/2019 school year.

Published on Tuesday, July 30

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) received a complaint on June 12, 2019 related to a number of foot care clinics located in Windsor and Essex County.

Published on Friday, June 28

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) received a complaint on June 12, 2019 related to a number of foot care clinics located in Windsor and Essex County.

Published on Monday, June 17

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On Wednesday, June 26, 2019, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit and the Working Toward Wellness Committee will host the ‘Working Toward Wellness Luncheon’ from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Caboto Club.

Published on Thursday, June 13

Photo of a female Aedes albopictus mosquito

A single adult Aedes albopictus mosquito has been identified to date through the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU)’s annual mosquito surveillance program in the City of Windsor.

Published on Tuesday, June 11

Public Health Inspector with the Health Unit taking beach water samples at Sand Point Beach

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has launched the 2019 beach water quality testing program at 9 local beaches.

Published on Monday, June 10

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Today, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is launching WECHU Water, a web-based map tool designed to help you and your family access drinking water and water facilities in the region.