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Below is a list of media releases sent out by the staff and programs at the Haldimand-Norfolk Unit.
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  • Beware of ticks and Lyme disease, Health Unit cautions

    SIMCOE, ON, AUG. 3, 2007 – The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit is urging area residents to beware of ticks that could carry Lyme disease. “A lot of people are out and about these days and ticks are definitely active in warm weather,” cautioned Public Health Inspector Gary Nedlkou. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted by […]

  • Haldimand and Norfolk still clear of West Nile virus

    SIMCOE, ON, AUG. 3, 2007 – We’re well into the summer season now and there is still no sign of West Nile virus appearing in Haldimand or Norfolk counties. “Nobody has contracted the disease in our area,” said Gary Nedlkou, a Public Health Inspector with the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit. “None of the bird carcasses we […]

  • Health Unit youth group launches cigarette butt cleanup

    SIMCOE, ON, July 18, 2007 – A Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit youth group dedicated to “clearing up Big Tobacco for this generation and the next” is launching a campaign to combat the littering of beaches and other public areas with cigarette butts. On Wednesday, Aug. 1, the 10 teenage “peer leaders” comprising Fresh Heir, the Haldimand-Norfolk […]

  • Heat Alert Issued for Haldimand and Norfolk

    SIMCOE, AUG. 2, 2007 – The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit issued a heat alert for the two counties today. “As long as this hot spell continues, people need to take extra precautions to avoid heat-related illness,” warned Glen Steen, the Health Unit’s Healthy Environment Program Coordinator. “One of the most important things to remember is to […]