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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.

Published on Friday, January 19, 2018

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Whether it comes from tobacco, cannabis (marijuana), or hookah, smoke is smoke and you need to limit your exposure to it. That’s the Windsor Essex County Health Unit’s (WECHU) main message as it joins health organizations across the province and the country in kicking off National Non-Smoking Week, which runs through Saturday, January 27, 2018.

Published on Thursday, January 18, 2018

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The strategy to battle rising rates of opioid-related overdose and death in Windsor-Essex was released to the public on Friday by the Opioid Strategy Leadership Committee Co-Chairs Dr. Wajid Ahmed (Acting Medical Officer of Health, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit) and Chief Bruce Krauter (Essex-Windsor EMS).

Published on Monday, January 15, 2018

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is rolling out a survey on the dental health needs of adults and seniors in Windsor and Essex County starting in January.

Published on Friday, January 12, 2018

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Earlier this week, H3N2 canine influenza was identified in two dogs in Essex County. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) has now confirmed that 5 dogs that were in close contact with the affected dogs have tested positive for canine influenza. Affected and exposed dogs are being confined by their owners to help prevent further spread.

Published on Monday, January 8, 2018

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H3N2 canine influenza has been identified in two dogs in Essex County. The dogs were imported from South Korea (via the United States) in late December and were showing signs of respiratory disease the following day when they were examined by a veterinarian. A small number of dogs that had close contact with the affected dogs also have mild respiratory disease, but test results from those animals are not yet available.

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).