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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.

Published on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Photo of Aedes aegypti mosquito - credit CDC/James Gathany

An adult Aedes aegypti mosquito has been found in Windsor in a single mosquito trap. This is the first time that an adult Aedes aegypti mosquito has been captured in Canada.

Published on Monday, August 21, 2017

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Student Suspensions will begin September 28th 2017 for Students Born in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 with Incomplete Immunization Records.

Published on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Photo of Aedes albopictus feeding on a human host

Two adult Aedes albopictus mosquitoes have been found in a single enhanced mosquito trap, a BG Sentinnel 2 trap. After last year’s discovery of the Aedes species in the area, the Health Unit worked closely with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Public Health Ontario, and the Public Health Agency of Canada to enhance this year’s local mosquito surveillance program to monitor for the presence of the Aedes species.