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Published on Wednesday, September 19

The Windsor Essex County Health Unit suspended 578 students born between 2008 and 2013 with incomplete immunization records today. The school suspension can last up to 20 days.

Published on Friday, September 14

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has received a report of a death attributed to the West Nile virus (WNV). This

Published on Wednesday, September 5

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has distributed a voluntary survey to all local council and mayoral candidates running in the upcoming 2018 municipal election. The survey provides an opportunity for candidates to share their views on local health issues, including equity, food insecurity, dental health, mental illness, substance misuse, built environment, and climate change.

Published on Friday, August 24

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A Windsor-Essex County resident has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This marks the first clinically diagnosed and lab-confirmed human case for our area in 2018.

Published on Thursday, August 23

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Students with incomplete immunization records received notices in May, June, and again in August of this year. The notices specified the September 19th suspension date and informed parents/guardians of which vaccine(s) were missing from the student’s immunization record, how to provide updated information, and how to book an appointment for immunization.

Published on Monday, August 20

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Routine monitoring program for West Nile Virus (WNV) has identified six positive pools in our community. Since the beginning of the 2018 WNV season, this is the highest number of positive pools in one week.