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

  • 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 […]

  • HNHU reminds residents to vaccinate pets against rabies

    The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit is reminding area residents to vaccinate their pets and avoid contact with wild animals this summer, to prevent the spread of the rabies virus.   Rabies is spread through the saliva of an infected animal by a bite or scratch and is fatal if left untreated. Any mammal can be infected […]

  • May is Rabies Awareness Month

    May is Rabies Awareness Month and the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) would like to remind animal owners to protect their pets and family by vaccinating their animals (including their farm animals) against rabies. Vaccinating domestic animals is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of rabies. It also helps lower the risk to […]

  • HNHU issues Heat Warning

    SIMCOE, May 25, 2020 – The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit’s Medical Officer of Health is issuing a Heat Warning for the residents and visitors of Haldimand and Norfolk counties. A Heat Warning is issued when two consecutive days are forecasted to have a daytime high temperature of 31°C or higher and a nighttime temperature of 20°C […]