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

  • 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 […]

  • Testing Indicates Tularemia may be present in Long Point wildlife

    The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) is reminding those living in the Long Point area to avoid handling wildlife after the discovery of the bacteria that causes tularemia – an infectious disease– in a large number of muskrats in the area. Tularemia – also known as rabbit fever – affects humans and animals such as muskrats, […]

  • 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 […]