The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has distributed a voluntary survey to all local council and mayoral candidates running in the upcoming 2018 municipal election. The survey provides an opportunity for candidates to share their views on local health issues, including equity, food insecurity, dental health, mental illness, substance misuse, built environment, and climate change.
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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 2018.
Students with incomplete immunization records received notices in May, June, and again in August of this year. The notices specified the September 19th suspension date and informed parents/guardians of which vaccine(s) were missing from the student’s immunization record, how to provide updated information, and how to book an appointment for immunization.
Routine monitoring program for West Nile Virus (WNV) has identified six positive pools in our community. Since the beginning of the 2018 WNV season, this is the highest number of positive pools in one week.
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
The World Health Organization recommends women breastfeed exclusively for the first six months and continue breastfeeding to two years or beyond.
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has launched the 2018 beach water quality testing program at 9 local beaches.
This World No Tobacco Day, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit celebrates the passing of Federal Bill S5 which allows the Government of Canada to make new regulations requiring plain and standardized packaging (PSP) for tobacco products.
Based on information from Environment Canada, Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Windsor- Essex County Health Unit’s Acting Medical Officer of Health has issued a Special Weather Statement for May 28, 2018. While heat warning criteria is not expected to be reached, this is the first very warm and humid weather of the season.
On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit will host the ‘Working Toward Wellness Luncheon’ from 11a.m. to 2p.m. at the Ciociaro Club.