News Releases & Advisories

BCHU Announces First Flu Case of 2023

September 15, 2023

Brantford, Ont. – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) has received its first confirmed influenza case of the season. There were 422 lab confirmed influenza cases in Brantford-Brant in 2022. In Canada, seasonal flu activity typically begins as early as October and can continue as late as May. The symptoms…

Mosquito Pool Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in Brantford

July 24, 2023

BRANTFORD, ON – Mosquitoes collected earlier last week, as part of the surveillance program by the Brant County Health Unit (BCHU), have tested positive for the West Nile virus (WNV). The mosquitoes were collected from a residential neighbourhood in Brantford. This is the first lab confirmed evidence of WNV in Brantford-Brant…

Special Air Quality Statement Issued for Brantford-Brant

July 6, 2023

June 7, 2023 BRANTFORD, ON – A special air quality statement has been issued for Brantford-Brant. Poor air quality, with moderate to high-risk Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) values are expected through most of the week locally. AQHI levels have reached the high-risk level and are predicted to be in…

​BCHU and Board of Health support a Consumption and Treatment Services site in Brantford-Brant

February 23, 2023

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) and the BCHU Board of Health have released a letter, in support of opening a Consumption and Treatment Services (CTS) site in Brantford-Brant. Both BCHU, along with the BCHU Board of Health, believe a CTS site would be appropriate and beneficial…

​Brantford-Brant Community Drugs Strategy Releases 2023 Action Plan

February 6, 2023

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brantford-Brant Community Drug Strategy has released its 2023 Action Plan. From September through December 2022, the Brantford-Brant Drugs Strategy Coordinating Committee met to identify the community’s most pressing drug-related challenges. The initial Brantford-Brant Community Drugs Strategy was reviewed and the recommendations that should be pursued most urgently were identified. The…

BCHU Receives Lab Confirmation of a Case of Invasive Meningococcal Disease

December 23, 2022

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) has received lab confirmation of a case of invasive meningococcal disease. The case is currently hospitalized. BCHU’s case and contact management team has notified all individuals considered a high-risk contact to the initial case. There have been no secondary cases or spread…
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