The strategy to battle rising rates of opioid-related overdose and death in Windsor-Essex was released to the public on Friday by the Opioid Strategy Leadership Committee Co-Chairs Dr. Wajid Ahmed (Acting Medical Officer of Health, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit) and Chief Bruce Krauter (Essex-Windsor EMS).
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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is rolling out a survey on the dental health needs of adults and seniors in Windsor and Essex County starting in January.
Earlier this week, H3N2 canine influenza was identified in two dogs in Essex County. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) has now confirmed that 5 dogs that were in close contact with the affected dogs have tested positive for canine influenza. Affected and exposed dogs are being confined by their owners to help prevent further spread.
Au cours des prochaines semaines, le Bureau de santé de Windsor-comté d’Essex mènera un sondage téléphonique auprès d’adultes de la région qui auront été sélectionnés au hasard.
H3N2 canine influenza has been identified in two dogs in Essex County. The dogs were imported from South Korea (via the United States) in late December and were showing signs of respiratory disease the following day when they were examined by a veterinarian. A small number of dogs that had close contact with the affected dogs also have mild respiratory disease, but test results from those animals are not yet available.
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has received confirmation of the first death related to Influenza in Windsor-Essex County. Last year, there were 6 deaths attributed to influenza.
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) will be rolling out a phone survey to randomly selected adults in Windsor-Essex in the coming weeks.
In an effort to improve the reporting of immunizations to the Health Unit, and give access to individuals to maintain a current immunization record, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) has launched a Provincial online immunization reporting system; Immunization Connect Ontario (ICON).
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has announced the first confirmed case of influenza B in Windsor-Essex County.
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is advising any individual who has visited the Algonac Flaming Grill restaurant in Algonac, Michigan between the dates of Friday October 6, 2017 and Friday October 20, 2017 to contact the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit regarding possible hepatitis A exposure.