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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.

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Health Care Communications

Tick and Lyme Disease Clinicians Update

As the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is starting to receive tick submissions for testing, I wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with information on tick collection and Lyme disease.

Southwestern Ontario is an established area for Lyme disease. Closer to home, Point Pelee National Park has been identified as an endemic area for blacklegged deer ticks and Lyme disease as well as the north shore of Lake Erie, particularly in areas around Long Point, Turkey Point, Rondeau Park and the St. Lawrence Islands National Park areas.

Influenza

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.

Clinicians Update

Monday, June 6

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.

Public Health Update

Friday, April 22

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.