News

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 17, 2016

Huron County Heroes Recognized for Saving Lives

First responders recognized for saving lives at a recent meeting of County Council

November 16, 2016

211 Ontario’s New Campaign – Help Starts Here

211 Ontario with the support of Green Shield Canada and United Ways has developed a fall campaign called Help Starts Here.

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 28, 2016

Huron County paramedics organize ‘First Aid for the Hungry’ campaign

Annual food drive aims to beat last year’s total of 4635 lbs collected.

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.