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First Extended Heat Warning of the Season Issued

A forecast calling for five consecutive days of high temperatures has led Environment and Climate Change Canada to issue an Extended Heat Warning for London and Middlesex County from Monday, June 17th through Friday, June 21st. The forecast predicts high temperatures of 33°C on Monday, 34°C on Tuesday, 33°C on Wednesday, 33°C on Thursday, and 31°C on Friday, with the heat expected to ease on Saturday when the temperature is anticipated to drop to 30°C ending the heat warning.

Anticipated Extended Heat Warning for Next Week in the Region

Next week, our region is forecasted to experience four consecutive days of high temperatures. The Middlesex-London Health Unit anticipates that Environment and Climate Change Canada will issue an Extended Heat Warning beginning on Monday, June 17th. We are notifying everyone to be prepared and take precautions to be safe.

Health Unit Alerts Community of First Case of Human Lyme Disease for 2024

Middlesex-London Health Unit is alerting the community that the year’s first human case of Lyme Disease has been diagnosed in an adult resident of Middlesex County.

Middlesex-London Region Prepares for Solar Eclipse

London, ON – On April 8, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., parts of London and Middlesex County will experience a partial solar eclipse, with the peak time estimated to be around 3:17 PM.

MLHU Advises Community of Confirmed Measles Case

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) is investigating a confirmed case of measles in an adult, with likely acquisition during travel. The MLHU is alerting the community that they may have been exposed to measles in various settings across London between March 3rd to March 8th.

Increased Global Measles Activity - MLHU Advises to Check Vaccination Status Before Travel

With travel occurring or on the horizon for many in the region, the Middlesex-London Health Unit is recommending that individuals check their vaccination status before traveling and ensure that they are up-to-date.

Health Unit Alerts Patients About Possible Exposures to Blood-Borne Infections Due to IPAC Lapse

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) is notifying patients of Dr. George Rice about potential exposures to blood-borne infections for procedures administered between 2019 and September 2023.

Don't Quit Quitting: Encouraging Quit Attempts During National Non-Smoking Week

During National Non-Smoking Week, from January 21st to January 27th, the Middlesex-London Health Unit, in partnership with the Southwest Tobacco Control Area Network (SWTCAN), is encouraging tobacco users to persevere in their attempts to quit. The Don’t Quit Quitting campaign emphasizes the importance of not giving up, even if past efforts to quit have been challenging or unsuccessful.

Bitter Windchill Values Prompt First Cold Weather Alert of 2024 in the Middlesex-London Region

After a mild start to winter, bitter windchill values have returned to London and Middlesex County, prompting the Health Unit to issue the first Cold Weather Alert for 2024. In Strathroy and Western Middlesex County, windchill values have plunged to –22, and in these areas the Alert is in effect all day, overnight, and into tomorrow. The Alert will come into effect in London and Eastern Middlesex County around 5 p.m. Sunday afternoon when windchill values are forecast to reach –22 and keep dropping overnight. The Alert will remain in place until windchill values climb above the Health Unit threshold of –20.

Health Unit Issues Warning About Measles Exposure On Flight Into Pearson Airport

The Middlesex-London Health Unit is warning travellers that they may have been exposed to measles on a flight into Toronto’s Pearson International Airport last Friday. People arriving on Pakistan International Airlines Flight 781 from Isalamabad, Pakistan to Toronto, landing at approximately 7:00 p.m. on December 22, 2023, may have been exposed.