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

  • Update on Measles Activity in Haldimand

    SIMCOE, MARCH 19, 2015- In light of recent media reports and public inquiries, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit would like to clarify that the confirmed case of measles reported yesterday is in fact a resident of Hamilton working in the Nanticoke area.  Currently, there are no confirmed cases of measles that reside in Haldimand or Norfolk. […]

  • Step Up to a Healthier You!

    SIMCOE, October 29, 2014 – A series of FREE, engaging classes aimed at promoting healthy lifestyle to prevent or manage chronic diseases is being offered by the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit. “The ‘Step Up to a Healthier You’ program is designed to not only help participants understand the risk factors that can lead to stroke, heart […]

  • West Nile virus confirmed in Haldimand

    SIMCOE, AUGUST 20, 2013 – A mosquito pool in Caledonia has tested positive for West Nile virus. Officials with the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit say the positive test serves as an indication that the virus is once again present in the region, and people should take extra precautions to protect themselves. “Although there have been no […]

  • Baby Boomers encouraged to get tested for Hepatitis C

    SIMCOE, JULY 19, 2013 – Public health officials are encouraging local adults born between 1945 and 1965 – the baby boom generation – to get screened for the hepatitis C virus. While anyone can get hepatitis C, baby boomers are five times more likely to be infected with the virus than other Canadians. The reason […]