The purpose of this dashboard is to provide annual and monthly counts of reportable diseases in Windsor and Essex County (WEC), along with annual disease rate for WEC and Ontario. The information presented allows for the identification of key trends in reportable diseases and health issues of local public health significance.
Infants and young children are more susceptible to vaccine preventable diseases because their immune systems are not mature enough to fight all infections. Children who do not get vaccinated are at greater risk if they come in contact with vaccine preventable diseases. It’s important for children to be up-to-date with their vaccinations. Schools are places where infectious diseases are commonly spread. As a parent, you can keep your kids of all ages healthy with routine health care and vaccinations. Vaccines are the safest and most efficient way to guard against some diseases. Postponing vaccines can be harmful because it delays protection.
Being active helps contribute to a healthy mind, a healthy body and overall well-being. For older adults (65+) regular moderate to vigorous physical activity is also a key factor in the prevention of serious injuries from falls. Being active can lead to better balance, motor function, muscle strength, mobility and also reduces the risk of many potential chronic diseases that can develop as we get older (Morgan et al., 2016).
Triple P is a parenting program, but it doesn't tell you how to be a parent. It's more like a toolbox of ideas. Triple P programs offer information, support, and practical answers to everyday parenting concerns. It's an approach that's easy to follow and you'll see that even small changes can make a big difference to your family.
BWA's are issued when conditions or concerns may adversely affect the quality or safety of your potable water supply. A BWA is put in place to protect you from harmful organisms that may be in your water and can make you and your family sick.
In accordance with O. Reg. 319/08, operators of Small Drinking Water Systems (SDWS) must notify the Health Unit of the proposed date to resume operation after being closed for more than 60 consecutive days and provide microbiological water test results.
While operators of seasonal SDWS will be familiar with re-opening procedures, operators of SDWS that are normally open year-round may not be familiar with re-opening requirements.
Every year people get sick from eating contaminated food and water.
As a food handler, learning about safe food handling practices can help reduce the number of people getting sick. The Food Handler Course will teach you how to keep food as safe as possible in order to protect your community.
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit’s Opioid and Substance Use Notification System.
Partners involved in the WECOSS, including the WECHU, Windsor Regional Hospital, Essex Windsor-EMS, Erie Shores Healthcare, and Police Services, continue to monitor this increase and are working to understand more about these reported cases.
The Windsor-Essex Community Opioid and Substance Strategy (WECOSS) supports the development and implementation of comprehensive solutions and community-level initiatives to reduce the harms associated with substance use and enhance the quality and range of services and supports for substance use issues in the region.