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Category: Infection Control

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

  • Tick season off to an early start, Health Unit cautions

    SIMCOE, ON, MARCH 27, 2012 – The unusually warm March weather we have been experiencing is bringing out more than shorts and sandals. Health officials in Haldimand-Norfolk say the early arrival of warm temperatures has also brought an early start to the tick season. The Health Unit usually starts receiving ticks from the public for […]

  • Health Unit reports first confirmed flu case of the season

    SIMCOE, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 – Health officials say the local influenza season has officially begun.   The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit received notification of its first lab-confirmed case of influenza, or the flu, and is reminding residents that the flu shot is their best source of protection against the highly contagious disease. “Immunization is very effective […]

  • Health Unit giving a boost to hundreds of high school students

    SIMCOE, FEBRUARY 13, 2012 – Illnesses are quickly passed between family members in a home, or coworkers in a workplace. For teens, their high school is their workplace, and the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit wants to ensure local students are protected from a number of serious diseases. “With so many people in the hallways, classrooms and […]

  • Tiny ticks a cause for caution, Health Unit says

    SIMCOE, ON, JUNE 9, 2011 – With the weather warming up and many people spending more of their time outdoors, local health officials are reminding people to protect themselves against ticks and the risk of Lyme disease. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection spread by the bite of an infected blacklegged tick, commonly referred to […]

  • Value the invaluable and celebrate nurses

    SIMCOE, MAY 3, 2011 – Each May, nurses around the world celebrate Nurses’ Week, timed to honour the birth date of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. Nightingale is considered by many to be the founder of modern nursing. With more than 280,000 nurses employed across Canada, nursing is the largest health care occupation […]