This report summarizes the surveillance activities of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) as it relates to West Nile Virus (WNV) and Lyme disease for 2019/2020
Annual Infectious Disease Reports
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Syphilis is a bacterial infection caused by Treponema pallidum bacteria and spread by sexual contact (Heymann, 2015). The disease can result in either acute or chronic outcomes resulting in four possible stages of infection, if left untreated.
The primary focus of Ontario’s vector-borne management plan is on tick and mosquito population surveillance. This report summarizes the surveillance activities of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) as it relates to West Nile Virus (WNV) and Lyme disease.
The annual report is an overview of some key community initiatives that took place in 2016, such as enhanced mosquito surveillance, school immunizations and suspensions and Take Charge Windsor-Essex, along with accountability indicators, financial data, and messages from Dr. Kirk and Dr. Ahmed.
The vector-borne disease report highlights surveillance information related to Lyme disease and West Nile Virus (WNV) Illness in Windsor-Essex County.
This report provides surveillance information regarding diseases that are reportable to the public health unit under the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA). The information contained provides the evidence necessary to identify key trends in the reportable diseases covered under this report and health issues of local public health significance. Such evidence helps in the tailoring of public health efforts and the improvement of the health of Windsor-Essex County residents.
The Annual Report is a quick review of some key community initiatives that took place in 2015, such as the radon awareness campaign, the Remington Park cancer cluster investigation, and the mass STI testing events. The document also contains some key program and service statistics, our funding breakdown, and the names of the individuals who served on the 2015 Board of Health. The document is interactive and can be read on a mobile, tablet, or desktop device. We’ve also made a PDF version available for those who wish to download and print it.
This report shows the results of an ongoing rabies study in the Windsor-Essex County area up until 2014.
The percentage of individuals who ever obtained a flu immunization, as well as statistics on how recently an individual received the vaccine, are presented.