News: Health Unit

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March 23, 2017

Aerial Rabies Vaccine Baiting to Start Soon

Since December, two cases of rabies have been identified in terrestrial animals in Huron County. As a result, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry will be conducting low-level rabies vaccine baiting flights in the Blyth-Wingham area in early April, 2017.

March 10, 2017

Size Matters Says Health Unit

About 42% of adults in Huron County drink alcohol in a way that puts their health at risk. Drinking too much, too often can lead to many unwanted consequences. To help people better understand the connection between alcohol and health, the Health Unit is urging residents to Rethink Your Drinking.

March 7, 2017

Calf Tests Positive for Rabies in Huron County

The Huron County Health Unit has been notified that a calf from the Blyth area submitted for testing on February 27, 2017 was positive for the rabies virus. The public are reminded to avoid contact with wild animals and ensure their pets are immunized against rabies.

February 24, 2017

Health Unit Wants Public Input

The Huron County Health Unit is looking at priorities for public health in Huron County in the next few years and wants the public’s input.

February 16, 2017

Red Carpet, Yes. Smoking in Movies, No!

Huron County, ON – The Academy Awards are just around the corner and the Huron County Health Unit is using the opportunity to highlight the negative impacts of movies that contain smoking. The Health Unit, along with the World Health Organization (WHO), is speaking out for a policy change that would help to prevent smoking […]

February 9, 2017

Gastrointestinal Illnesses on the Rise

The Huron County Health Unit is seeing an increase in the number of gastrointestinal illnesses, also called stomach flu, in the community. These illnesses are caused by a Norovirus.

January 11, 2017

Become Smoke Free and Win!

Huron County, ON – Quitting smoking is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. And it’s not too late to start – with National Non-smoking Week upon us (January 15-21) there is a contest that will help young adults stay motivated to reach their goals with the opportunity to win big! Leave the Pack […]

December 19, 2016

Rabid Skunk Found in Huron County

The Huron County Health Unit has been notified that a skunk from the Blyth area submitted for testing on December 14, 2016, was infected with the rabies virus.

December 8, 2016

Health Unit achieves Baby-Friendly Initiative Designation

Huron County Health Unit has successfully achieved the Baby-Friendly Initiative Designation from the Breastfeeding Committee of Canada. This identifies the health unit as having met a standard of practice around infant feeding that will increase the health and well-being of all children and families.

December 6, 2016

Take Time Before You Climb

‘Tis the season for putting up holiday lights outside your home. The Health Unit reminds people to not let it be the season for a fall from a ladder.


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