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

  • Influenza Arrives in Haldimand and Norfolk

    The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) reports that the first confirmed case of influenza for this season has been identified, the case was received on April 25, 2022.   The influenza virus, commonly known as the flu, spreads from an infected person through coughing or sneezing. The virus can live on hard surfaces for several hours and can […]

  • With Cases Detected Locally, the HNHU Raises Awareness about Avian Flu

      With cases present in the region, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit 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 […]

  • Media Advisory – Media Kit for Harm Reduction May 2017

    Harm Reduction Harm reduction strategies focus on reducing the harmful consequences of drug use and other risky behaviours that effect a person’s health. Harm reduction strategies recognize the difficulties associated with drug addiction and that avoiding drugs may not be realistic for everyone. These strategies are community-based, user-driven, non-judgmental, and address the way individuals may […]

  • (Update) Hepatitis A Vaccine Clinics Offered Due to Costco Frozen Fruit Recall

    Simcoe, ON – April 21st, 2016 – The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit encourages residents with questions or concerns about the frozen fruit recall from Costco to visit the health unit website at  If there are further questions, please contact the health unit at 519-426-6170 Ext. 3214 On April 15, 2016, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) […]

  • Bat Positive for Rabies in Haldimand County

    SIMCOE, June 25, 2015 – A bat from a property in Haldimand County has tested positive for rabies. A bat has not been found positive for rabies in Haldimand and Norfolk Counties since 2010. “While we are seeing a decline in rabies throughout Ontario, and we have not had a case of rabies in a […]