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Published on Friday, January 5, 2018

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has received confirmation of the first death related to Influenza in Windsor-Essex County. Last year, there were 6 deaths attributed to influenza.

Published on Thursday, January 4, 2018

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) will be rolling out a phone survey to randomly selected adults in Windsor-Essex in the coming weeks.

Published on Friday, December 15, 2017

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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).

Published on Thursday, November 9, 2017

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has announced the first confirmed case of influenza B in Windsor-Essex County.

Published on Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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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.

Published on Friday, October 20, 2017

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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.

Published on Monday, September 18, 2017

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On Thursday, September 28, 2017, students born in 2008-2011 with incomplete immunization records will be suspended from school for up to 20 days.

Published on Friday, September 15, 2017

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Within the last 2 weeks, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has received a total of three reports of death attributed to the West Nile Virus (WNV). Two of these deaths were adults who resided in the City of Windsor and the third death was an adult who resided in the County of Essex. WNV causes a spectrum of illness which can range from no symptoms to flu-like symptoms to severe encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). The majority of people infected will not have any symptoms.

Published on Monday, September 11, 2017

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Within the last week, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has received two separate reports of death attributed to the West Nile virus (WNV). This is a notice to the public that WNV continues to be a risk until the area experiences temperatures below freezing.

Published on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is encouraging tobacco users to make a quit attempt this September, the second most popular month for quit attempts next to January.