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News Release: National Non-Smoking Week: Smoke Is Smoke - Limit Your Exposure To It

Published: 
Monday, January 22
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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.

News Release: Windsor-Essex Community Opioid Strategy Action Plan Released

Published: 
Friday, January 19
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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).

News Release: Update on Confirmed Cases of Canine Influenza in Essex County

Published: 
Friday, January 12
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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.

News Release: Confirmed Case of H3N2 Canine Influenza in 2 Dogs in Essex County

Published: 
Monday, January 8
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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.

News Release: The Windsor- Essex County Health Unit has launched a Provincial online immunization reporting system

Published: 
Monday, December 18
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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).