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

  • Beware of disease-carrying mosquitoes and ticks

    SIMCOE, ON, APRIL 22, 2010 – Mosquito and tick season is fast approaching and the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit is again advising people to protect themselves from diseases spread by mosquitoes and ticks, such as West Nile virus and Lyme disease. In addition, a new virus emerged locally last year, Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEEv), which […]

  • Health Unit shifts gears to tackle seasonal flu

    SIMCOE, ON, DEC. 4, 2009 – With successful pandemic H1N1 flu vaccination clinics under its belt, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit is now shifting gears to tackle the seasonal flu. “We still have a couple of pandemic H1N1 flu clinics available,” said Manager of Public Health Karen Boughner, “but we are now moving to tackle the […]

  • Health Unit announces pandemic H1N1clinic schedule

    SIMCOE, ON, OCT. 28, 2009 – The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit has announced its full schedule for pandemic H1N1 flu vaccination clinics in Haldimand and Norfolk Counties. They will run throughout November and into December. People can view the clinic schedule on the Health Unit website the volume and nature of the pandemic H1N1 flu […]

  • Flu on the rise in Haldimand and Norfolk

    SIMCOE, ON, OCT. 21, 2009 – The number of cases of influenza are on the rise locally, says the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit. “We’ve had reports from various sources of more flu cases occurring than we would normally expect at this time of year,” said Medical Officer of Health Dr. Malcolm Lock. “School absenteeism is higher […]

  • Second Case of H1N1 Flu Virus Confirmed in Haldimand County

    SIMCOE, ON- June 29, 2009- The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit has received confirmation of a second H1N1 flu virus case in Haldimand County. To date there have been two confirmed H1N1 cases in Haldimand County, and one confirmed in Norfolk County. “World Health Organization announced on June 11th, 2009, that the pandemic alert level was raised […]