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Published on Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) would like to invite the community to visit wechu.org/inspections, where all routine inspections, enforcement activities, convictions, closures, and advisories can be viewed.

Published on Wednesday, January 30, 2019

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Dr. Wajid Ahmed has been officially appointed as the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) for the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Published on Tuesday, January 29, 2019

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Based on Environment Canada’s forecast, Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit’s Medical Officer of Health has issued an Extreme Cold Warning. The wind chill values of -30°C to -35°C are expected tonight through to Friday morning. An Extreme Cold Warning is issued when temperatures are -27°C (-16.6°F) with or without the wind chill for one day.

Published on Monday, December 10, 2018

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) launched a survey earlier this year to learn more about the dental health needs of adults across Windsor and Essex County. Over 1,594 residents completed the “Dental health of adults and seniors in Windsor and Essex County” survey. The WECHU is releasing a report of the survey findings to highlight the need for action.

Published on Monday, December 10, 2018

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) is alerting anyone who attended the Guaranteed Hair Transplant Clinic at 1291 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario, between the dates of April 2017 and November 2018 to follow up with their primary health care provider for further assessment.

Published on Monday, December 10, 2018

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Do you think there is a need for supervised injection services in Windsor and/or Essex County? Do you have any concerns about supervised injection services? If so, we want to hear from you! #HarmReductionWE

Published on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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There have been higher than usual reports of influenza and influenza-like illness in young children and infants in Windsor and Essex County.

Published on Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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The holiday season can be a stressful time. To help, on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, the Windsor-Essex County Heath Unit will host a FREE ‘Healthy at Work Webinar’ from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. The topic is Healthy Holidays: A Last Minute Survival Guide, featuring Karen Gignac, M.S.W, R.S.W, the Manager of Mental Health Promotion, Canadian Mental Health Association - Windsor-Essex County Branch.

Published on Monday, November 26, 2018

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Last chance to share your thoughts and experiences with us around the food system!

Published on Thursday, November 15, 2018

Windsor Essex Community Opioid & Substance Strategy

On Tuesday, November 13th, an emergency meeting of the Windsor Essex Community Opioid and Substance Strategy Leadership Committee (WECOSS-LC) was held to discuss the four overdose-related deaths that occurred in Windsor this past weekend.