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March 30, 2017

Health Unit Launches New Support for Postpartum Depression

The Huron County Health Unit is starting a Postpartum Depression support group for mothers experiencing symptoms of postpartum depression and anxiety issues. The group, led by a public health nurse and mental health specialist, will meet for six weeks starting April 18, 2017 in Clinton. Registration is free and child minding provided.

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 17, 2017

Residents reminded to participate in Huron County Internet Survey

Information gathered by online survey will support a funding application to build more high-speed access

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.

February 1, 2017

Residents asked to help with expansion of high-speed Internet service in Huron County

Residents asked to participate in online survey and share information about their Internet speeds.