Infectious diseases

News Release: The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) Issues Notice for Possible Meningitis Exposure

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) is investigating a local case of meningitis in a person under 18 years old. The aim of this media release is to assist individuals who may have been exposed to meningitis in recognizing early symptoms and obtaining preventative treatment.


A pandemic occurs when an infectious disease spreads throughout the global population. Often, pandemics arise from a new strain of influenza. Since the virus is new, the human population is likely to have little, to no, immunity against it.