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Published on Friday, June 7

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With the start of the gardening season, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit in partnership with the Windsor-Essex Community Garden Network, celebrates three local schools for being the successful applicants for the “Healthy Schools Garden Grant”.

Published on Thursday, May 23

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, in partnership with local municipalities launched their 2019 West Nile Virus (WNV) Surveillance Program on Thursday, May 23, 2019.

Published on Tuesday, May 14

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) launched their active tick surveillance program on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

Published on Thursday, May 9

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This statement can be attributed to Theresa Marentette, CEO and Chief Nursing Officer:

Published on Wednesday, May 8

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WINDSOR, May 8, 2019 - This statement can be attributed to Theresa Marentette, CEO and Chief Nursing Officer:

Published on Tuesday, May 7

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Today, Public Health Ontario (PHO) released their Immunization Coverage Report for School Pupils in Ontario for the 2017–18 school year. This report highlights the percentage of school aged children who are adequately immunized against specific vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD) at a point in time.

Published on Tuesday, April 16

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With the opening of Ontario’s first cannabis retail stores this month, and cannabis enthusiasts preparing for the first April 20th (4-20) celebration day since legalization, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has launched an education campaign for students and young adults aimed at lowering risk for negative health outcomes associated with using the newly legal product.

Published on Friday, April 12

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On Friday afternoon, the Windsor-Essex Community Opioid and Substance Strategy (WECOSS) Leadership Committee released an online report that outlines key accomplishments that took place in 2018 after a full year of Strategy implementation.

Published on Monday, March 25

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is reminding the community that although the High School Student Suspension date of March 29 was cancelled due to the current labour disruption, it is important that we all continue to keep our immunization records up-to-date.

Published on Monday, March 4

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To date, approximately 1200 students born in 2001 and 2002 have incomplete immunization records with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.