A living wage is different from the minimum wage. The living wage is based on the real cost of goods and services in Windsor and Essex County.
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Every child should have a yellow card that keeps track of their immunizations. It’s the parent’s job to keep the card updated, and to report immunizations received by their child to the health unit.
Nutrition Month is in March every year. This year, the Windsor Essex County Health Unit is hosting the Nutrition Month 2018 Unlock the Potential of Healthy Habits Challenge. Take part in the challenge to learn more about how goal setting can help you improve your healthy eating habits!
Canine influenza (or dog flu) is an influenza A virus that infects dogs. There are two different dog flu viruses: H3N8 and H3N2 virus. Most dogs have no immunity to either strain of virus and it is highly contagious. It can also infect cats. It is not known to infect humans. The first documented case of H3N2 in Canada was on January 2, 2018 in Windsor-Essex County.
A survey is being done by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU). We are inviting you to share your experience with getting dental care and/or any dental treatment. Your answers will help staff learn more about any issues faced by adults, 18 and over, in the Windsor-Essex region when looking for dental health care.
Influenza (the flu) is a respiratory infection caused by the influenza virus. The flu season (when most people get sick with the flu) often begins in late fall.
Opioids are a family of drugs that are used to relieve pain. Opioids can also produce a sense of euphoria (a high), which may lead people to use them improperly. There are prescriptions opioids like codeine, fentanyl, morphine, and methadone and illegally produced opioids like “bootleg” fentanyl.