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

  • Lyme Disease Activity in Haldimand and Norfolk

    Simcoe, ON – September 27th 2018. With notification of the first human case of Lyme disease in Norfolk County in 2018, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) is reminding the public to take precautions to protect themselves from ticks. To date, the HNHU has collected 72 deer ticks from areas in Haldimand and Norfolk counties through […]

  • Two Haldimand Horses Test Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis

    SIMCOE- August 15, 2018- Two horses in the Dunnville area have tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis virus earlier this month after showing neurological symptoms. Reports indicate that both horses were not vaccinated against the virus.  Although the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit has not had a report of a horse positive for the virus since 2009, […]

  • West Nile Positive Mosquitoes for the First Time in Five Years

    August 1st, 2018 Simcoe, ON The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) has recorded its first batch of mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus in five years. These positive mosquitoes came from one of the HNHU’s mosquito traps located in Simcoe. Mosquito trapping is done as part of the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit’s West Nile Program to […]