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Published on Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has launched the 2018 beach water quality testing program at 9 local beaches.

Published on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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This World No Tobacco Day, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit celebrates the passing of Federal Bill S5 which allows the Government of Canada to make new regulations requiring plain and standardized packaging (PSP) for tobacco products.

Published on Monday, May 28, 2018

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Based on information from Environment Canada, Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Windsor- Essex County Health Unit’s Acting Medical Officer of Health has issued a Special Weather Statement for May 28, 2018. While heat warning criteria is not expected to be reached, this is the first very warm and humid weather of the season.

Published on Friday, May 25, 2018

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On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit will host the ‘Working Toward Wellness Luncheon’ from 11a.m. to 2p.m. at the Ciociaro Club.

Published on Thursday, May 17, 2018

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, in partnership with local municipalities and Pestalto Environmental Services, will be launching the 2018 West Nile virus (WNV) program on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

Published on Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit in partnership with the Town of Amherstburg will be starting Potassium Iodide (KI) pill distribution in the primary zone, 16.1 km from Enrico Fermi 2 Nuclear Generating Station (Fermi 2), on May 7, 2018.

Published on Thursday, March 29, 2018

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The Ontario Association of Public Health Dentistry (OAPHD), along with Public Health Units across Ontario, has launched an awareness campaign for Oral Health Month.

Published on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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Today, 388 students born in 2000 and 2001 with incomplete immunization records have been suspended from school for up to 20 days.

Published on Friday, March 16, 2018

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On March 15, 2018 the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit re-launched the Windsor & Essex County Living Wage Certification Program, formerly operated by Pathway to Potential. The program is committed to promoting policies and practices that have a positive influence on our community. This includes encouraging employers to pay a living wage and formally recognizing those that choose to do so.

Published on Thursday, February 1, 2018

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Earlier this month, H3N2 canine influenza was identified in seven dogs in Windsor and Essex County. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) has confirmed that one additional dog is now positive for canine influenza.