Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus in North Chatham


CK Public Health has received laboratory confirmation that mosquitoes collected earlier this week from a trap in North Chatham have tested positive for West Nile Virus. This is the first positive mosquito trap in Chatham-Kent this season. West Nile Virus is transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. Most people infected with the virus have no symptoms … Read More

Eye Health Issues and the Impact on Student Learning

2 boys smiling at a school desk

Please watch this eye opening video from the Ontario Association of Optometrists website. In this video four teachers with simulated vision troubles experience what it is like for students with these common issues to do school work. The teachers begin to understand and relate to the struggles children can have with eye health issues and the impact on student learning. … Read More

Car Seat Clinic

Picture of Rear Facing Car Seat

When children travel in a restraint system appropriate to their weight, height and development, and the seat is used correctly, children are 70% less likely to suffer serious injuries and 90% less likely to die in the event of a crash.  Unfortunately, many car seats are not properly secured in a vehicle. But let’s face it. Child seats can be … Read More