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Published on Thursday, May 17, 2018

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, in partnership with local municipalities and Pestalto Environmental Services, will be launching the 2018 West Nile virus (WNV) program on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

Published on Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit in partnership with the Town of Amherstburg will be starting Potassium Iodide (KI) pill distribution in the primary zone, 16.1 km from Enrico Fermi 2 Nuclear Generating Station (Fermi 2), on May 7, 2018.

Published on Thursday, March 29, 2018

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The Ontario Association of Public Health Dentistry (OAPHD), along with Public Health Units across Ontario, has launched an awareness campaign for Oral Health Month.

Published on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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Today, 388 students born in 2000 and 2001 with incomplete immunization records have been suspended from school for up to 20 days.

Published on Friday, March 16, 2018

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On March 15, 2018 the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit re-launched the Windsor & Essex County Living Wage Certification Program, formerly operated by Pathway to Potential. The program is committed to promoting policies and practices that have a positive influence on our community. This includes encouraging employers to pay a living wage and formally recognizing those that choose to do so.

Published on Thursday, February 1, 2018

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Earlier this month, H3N2 canine influenza was identified in seven dogs in Windsor and Essex County. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) has confirmed that one additional dog is now positive for canine influenza.

Published on Friday, January 19, 2018

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Whether it comes from tobacco, cannabis (marijuana), or hookah, smoke is smoke and you need to limit your exposure to it. That’s the Windsor Essex County Health Unit’s (WECHU) main message as it joins health organizations across the province and the country in kicking off National Non-Smoking Week, which runs through Saturday, January 27, 2018.

Published on Thursday, January 18, 2018

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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).

Published on Monday, January 15, 2018

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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.

Published on Friday, January 12, 2018

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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.