This section is a source of information for health care providers to guide them in their clinical practice including reporting processes and updates on testing and care in Windsor-Essex County.
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This section is reserved for all health care providers. We are counting on your ongoing support in monitoring and improving the health of our community. The sub sections on the right will help you find current and reliable resources in a variety of areas such as vaccines, infectious diseases, and genetics.
If you’re not able to locate the information you need, feel free to contact us at 519-258-2146.
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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) is following up a confirmed case of pertussis in the Comber area. We would like to take this opportunity to provide a brief update on identifying pertussis, sending appropriate specimens for testing and public health management of the suspect and probable cases of pertussis.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) posted a food recall due to possible Hepatitis A contamination. Information regarding this recall can be found at the CFIA website. The CFIA is advising consumers to not consume the recalled product. The recalled product has been sold exclusively at Costco warehouse locations in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is working in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) on Listeria monocytogenes after food recall warnings of Neilson brand Partly Skimmed Chocolate Milk.
The investigation and reporting forms below includes diagnostic testing information, important patient education information regarding prevention of transmission, and mandatory reporting data elements.