La tique est apparentée à l’araignée; elle se déplace lentement au sol et ne vole pas. On trouve des tiques de différentes tailles et de différentes couleurs. Les tiques sont très petites (de 1 à 5 mm) quand elles n’ont pas mangé; après avoir mangé, la femelle grossit et change de couleur. Avant de manger, elles sont environ de la taille d’une graine de sésame. Une fois gorgées de sang, elles peuvent atteindre la taille d’un raisin.
In this section you'll find information to help you stay healthy in your home, when outdoors, and within Windsor and Essex County.
Information in this section can help you answer the following questions:
- Are there any outbreaks in Windsor and Essex County?
- Can I go swimming at the beach today?
- What should I do if my basement floods?
- Is there a heat warning for Windsor and Essex County?
- What should I do in the case of an emergency?
- Are there any boil water advisories within Windsor and Essex County?
- Is artificial tanning safe?
- I found a needle. Now what?
The air quality that we live in and breathe everyday can have a significant effect on our health.
Windsor-Essex County Health Unit issues extreme temperature warnings (heat warnings and cold warnings) to inform the residents, local agencies, stakeholders, and the media in Windsor and Essex County of the forecast of extreme weather events.
There are many reasons why people use needles, including for health conditions. Needles that are not disposed of properly can pose a safety risk to our community. Needlestick injuries and sharing needles and other drug equipment can put you at risk for getting an infection.
Air pollution is made up of toxic materials from human activities like driving, farming, industries and natural disasters like wildfires. When levels are high enough it can harm our health and the environment.
West Nile Virus (WNV) is a mosquito transmitted virus that can be transferred to humans from the bite of an infected mosquito.
Yellow fever is a disease cause by flavivirus. The virus is spread by mosquito bites that occur in the jungle and tropical areas of South America and Africa.