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Below is a list of media releases sent out by the staff and programs at the Haldimand-Norfolk Unit.

  • Help prevent illness this holiday season

    The holiday season is in full swing, and the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) is reminding the community that the best protection from a serious illness related to COVID-19 and influenza is to get vaccinated as soon as possible.    About 1.8 million Ontarians have already received the updated COVID-19 vaccine this fall. This week and […]

  • Flu arrives in Haldimand and Norfolk

    The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) reports that the first confirmed case of influenza A for this season was received on November 1, 2023.  HNHU staff would like to remind residents that the flu shot is the best protection against getting the influenza virus, commonly known as the flu.   “I would encourage everyone to get their […]

  • With bird cases detected locally, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit raises awareness about Avian Flu

    With bird cases present in the region, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) is reminding the public to be aware of the dangers of avian flu. Avian influenza (AI), commonly known as “bird flu,” is a type “A” influenza virus that can infect domesticated and wild birds, including:  Chickens Turkeys  Pheasants  Quail  Ducks  Geese  Guinea fowl  […]

  • Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit Confirms First Case of Monkeypox

    Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) has confirmed the first reported case of monkeypox virus in Norfolk County. The individual is currently isolating at home and all contacts have been notified by the HNHU.    Routine practices, such as regular hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette are important measures to prevent a variety of infections, including monkeypox.  Members […]