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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.

  • Health Unit reports first lab confirmed Influenza case

    SIMCOE, DECEMBER 23, 2010 – The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit has reported its first influenza case of the season. “We received notification of one laboratory confirmed case of Influenza A,” reported Health Unit’s Infection Control Practitioner Stacey Guthrie. The flu has officially arrived and people who have not been vaccinated should contact their family doctor or […]

  • Health care workers challenged to take the big shot

    SIMCOE, DECEMBER 23, 2010 – With flu season in full swing, local health care workers have been challenged to do their part to prevent the spread of the influenza virus, especially to vulnerable populations. The “Big Shot Challenge,” organized by the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit, encouraged staff members at hospitals, long-term care homes and retirement homes […]

  • Flu Shots – Who Needs Them?

    SIMCOE, OCTOBER 18, 2010 – Flu season is once again upon us. The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit is encouraging residents to receive their free vaccine to help prevent personal illness and the spread of the flu virus in our region. In Canada, flu season usually runs from November to April and affects millions of Canadians each […]

  • Health Unit confirms second rabies case of 2010

    SIMCOE, ON, OCTOBER 12, 2010 – Another bat has tested positive for rabies in Norfolk County. The bat marks the second confirmed case of rabies in the past five months. Recovered from the Simcoe-area, the bat confirms that rabies is still active in the region. A bat captured in a Waterford-area home in May of […]

  • Bat tests positive for Rabies in Norfolk County

    SIMCOE, ON, MAY 21, 2010 – A bat captured at a Norfolk County home has tested positive for rabies, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit reports. The bat marks the first confirmed case of rabies the Health Unit has encountered in the region since 2007. “This bat proves we still have rabies activity in the area,” said […]