News: Health Unit

November 24, 2016

3rd Annual Red Scarf Project Hits Wingham December 1, 2016

The Huron County Health Unit, with support from the Regional HIV/AIDS Connection, has tapped the talents and enthusiasm of the community for the 3rd Annual Red Scarf Project. On December 1, 2016 volunteers and staff will be putting red scarves on lamp and sign posts lining Josephine Street in Wingham to increase public awareness of HIV/AIDS.

Help Prevent the Spread of Stomach Flu

Late fall and winter are usually associated with an increase in stomach-related illnesses across the County. These illnesses are often caused by a Norovirus, which can spread easily. Cleaning and disinfecting commonly touched surfaces and staying home when sick can help prevent the spread of stomach flu.

November 22, 2016

Now is the Time to Test for Radon

With most windows and doors closed due to the cooler weather, now is a good time for Huron County residents to test for radon. Radon test kits are available at most major home renovation stores, or can be purchased on-line.

November 15, 2016

Huron County Public Health Professionals Recognized

Staff at the Huron County Health Unit are being celebrated on November 21, 2016 which is the annual Public Health Professionals in Huron County Day.

November 1, 2016

November is Fall Prevention Month

Slips, trips and falls are not a normal part of aging. The Huron County Health Unit encourages everyone, especially older adults, to take steps to prevent falls.

October 25, 2016

Flu Arrives in Huron County

Flu has officially arrived in Huron County, with the first laboratory-confirmed case of Influenza A being reported to the Huron County Health Unit. Everyone who lives, works or goes to school in Ontario should get a free flu shot. Flu shots are available at many pharmacies and health care provider offices across Huron County.

October 24, 2016

Promote Wellness in Your Workplace This Month

October is Healthy Workplace month. The Health Unit encourages local businesses to make a commitment to health, create a culture surrounding workplace health and wellness, and increase awareness of the importance of overall health for their employees.

October 6, 2016

Real Cost of Eating Well in Huron County

The cost of groceries in Huron County has risen 24% since 2009. The Huron County Health Unit has released its 2016 findings in its annual “The Real Cost of Eating Well in Huron” report.

September 6, 2016

Heat Warning Issued for Huron County

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning which means temperatures & humidex levels are expected to be very high for the next several days. The Huron County Health Unit reminds public to take care to prevent heat-related illnesses.

September 1, 2016

Protect Yourself From Mosquito Bites

With the last long weekend of the summer upon us, the Huron County Health Unit is reminding everyone to protect themselves against West Nile Virus.