Two adult Aedes albopictus mosquitoes have been found in a single enhanced mosquito trap, a BG Sentinnel 2 trap. After last year’s discovery of the Aedes species in the area, the Health Unit worked closely with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Public Health Ontario, and the Public Health Agency of Canada to enhance this year’s local mosquito surveillance program to monitor for the presence of the Aedes species.
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A Windsor-Essex County resident has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This marks the first clinically diagnosed and lab-confirmed human case for our area in 2017.
A mosquito pool in Windsor-Essex has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). This is the first sign of WNV in Windsor-Essex County this year.
Researchers from Ontario public health units have identified important gaps in health data for Ontario’s school age children and youth. The findings are the result of a year-long research project examining the need for quality data to monitor the health of children and youth in the province of Ontario. The study was funded by Public Health Ontario as part of the Locally Driven Collaborative Projects (LDCP) program, and organized by public health professionals and other experts in the area of child and youth health assessment. Today they have released their findings in a final report called Children Count.
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit suspended 689 students due to incomplete immunization records today. Final suspension notices were sent to students born in grade 11 and 12 on February 1st urging students to update their immunization records before the February 28th suspension date.
3,589 students born in 1999 and 2000 with incomplete immunization records have received their formal suspension notice this week from the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU).
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit’s Medical Officer of Health and CEO, will be leaving the organization in June 2017 after five years in the role.
Students born in 1999 and 2000 with incomplete immunization records have received their second immunization notice this week from the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU). The notices advised students of which vaccine(s) were missing, how to get in touch with the Health Unit to provide updated information, and how to book an appointment for immunization to avoid school suspension.
With the passing of the new smoke-free outdoor spaces by-law in Amherstburg on December 12, all Windsor-Essex County municipalities now have protections in place that exceed those offered under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act.
As of November 22, 2016, City of Windsor By-Law #113-2006 has been amended to prohibit smoking on City of Windsor owned properties, including parks, beaches, conservation areas, marinas and recreation facilities, as well as any associated parking lots or walkways. Prohibited products include cigarettes, cigars, pipes, e-cigarettes, hookah/water pipes and any other lighted or heated equipment used to smoke or vaporize any tobacco or non-tobacco product.