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Heat Warning Extended and Now Including London and All of Middlesex County

London, ON – The Heat Warning for parts of the Middlesex and London region, specifically Strathroy, Komoka and western Middlesex County, has been extended and updated to now include London and all of Middlesex County. Hot and humid conditions are expected through Wednesday, with maximum temperatures of 29 to 34º Celsius and humidex values nearing 40. Based on the current forecast, this Heat Warning will remain in effect until Thursday morning, when the daytime high is expected to reach 23º Celsius.

Heat Warning Issued Until Wednesday

Environment Canada has issued a Heat Warning for parts of the Middlesex and London region, specifically Strathroy, Komoka and western Middlesex County. The warning begins today and will likely be in place until Wednesday, September 6. It is anticipated that as the week progresses, daytime highs will be between 31 to 35 degrees Celsius, with the hottest days expected to be on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Health Unit Reports the Year’s First Local Human Case of West Nile Virus

London, ON – The Middlesex-London Health Unit is reporting the first locally-acquired human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) for the summer of 2023. According to Public Health Ontario, to date, there have been five probable and confirmed human cases of WNV in Ontario, as well as 222 WNV-positive mosquito pools.

Your questions answered: COVID-19 booster, influenza vaccine, and mask guidance

NOTICE: The Middlesex-London Health Unit is experiencing a high volume of phone calls about booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine, influenza vaccine, and face masks.

Two Mosquito Traps in London Yield Positive West Nile Virus Results

The Middlesex-London Health Unit is reminding local residents to take steps to prevent bug bites, after two mosquito traps located in northwest and northeast London tested positive for West Nile Virus. The traps are the first to be found with West Nile Virus-positive mosquitoes in 2023.

Hot and Humid Weather Expected for the Next Three Days Prompting Heat Warning

A forecast calling for three consecutive days of hot and hazy summer weather has led forecasters at Environment Canada to issue a Heat Warning for London and Middlesex County. The Middlesex-London Health Unit is using this as an opportunity to remind the public to take steps to stay cool and to keep hydrated as summer temperatures climb. The Heat Warning is expected to come into effect on Wednesday, July 26th and to be lifted overnight on Friday, July 28th, when the overnight low is expected to fall to 20°C. The current Environment Canada forecast calls for a three-day temperature spike with tomorrow’s daytime high expected to reach 30ºC with a humidex value of 37; similar conditions are expected for Thursday, while Friday’s high is expected to reach 32ºC.

New Days and Hours of Operation Coming Into Effect at The Health Unit's COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic…

London, ON – As of this week, the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) will be rolling out a new schedule for its COVID-19 vaccination clinic, located in the main building at London’s Western Fair District. Starting on Thursday, July 6th, the clinic will be open on Thursdays and Fridays from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.

Updated Guidance from the Middlesex-London Health Unit as Air Quality Index Expected to Reach 10+…

London, ON – With Environment Canada’s Special Air Quality Statement for London, Middlesex County and the surrounding region still in place, the Middlesex-London Health Unit is updating its guidance as the Air Quality Health Index is likely to reach 10+ or Very High Risk.

Wildfire Smoke Leads to Second Special Air Quality Statement for the Middlesex-London Region

For the second time this month, Environment Canada has issued a Special Air Quality Statement for London, Middlesex County and the surrounding region, because of higher levels of air pollution caused by smoke from forest fires. The level of air pollution is monitored through the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks’ Air Quality Health Index (AQHI). As of 1:00 p.m. today, the local AQHI stood at 3 or Low Risk, however it is projected to reach 5 or Moderate Risk later today, before climbing to 7, which is considered High Risk, overnight and into tomorrow.

Middlesex-London Health Unit opens new dental office in Strathroy

London, ON – The Middlesex-London Health Unit opened its new dental services office in Strathroy this morning, significantly increasing the agency’s capacity to deliver routine dental services to low-income seniors and children under the age of 17 who come from low-income families. The Health Unit currently offers these services through the dental clinic at its Citi Plaza offices in downtown London; however, demand has surpassed expectations, resulting in several months of delay between when a patient books their appointment and when they are seen by a dentist.