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Injury Prevention Conference to Focus on Preventing Travel-Related Injuries

The 14th annual Not By Accident Conference will be held on Thursday, October 17th at London’s Best Western Lamplighter Inn and Conference Centre. The conference, hosted by the Southwest Injury Prevention Conference Network, draws together professionals from the education, health care, law enforcement, emergency services and other sectors to discuss and promote injury prevention. The theme for this year’s conference is Destination: Injury-Free, focusing on best practices for preventing injuries across various modes of transportation including off-road vehicles, bicycles, walking and other types of active travel.

Health Unit Reports Fourth Local Case of E.coli 0157:H7 Linked to Burger Recall

The Middlesex-London Health Unit has been notified of an additional case of E. coli O157:H7, bringing to four the number of local cases linked to the recall of Compliments brand Super 8 Beef Burgers.

Health Unit Reports Three Local E.coli 0157:H7 Cases Linked to Burger Recall

The Middlesex-London Health Unit has been notified of three confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 that have been linked by laboratory evidence to the current recall of Compliments brand Super 8 Beef Burgers.

Breastfeeding: Circles of Support

Each year in Canada, World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated October 1-7. This year’s theme highlights the fact that breastfeeding women need support in order to start breastfeeding, and to continue.

World Breastfeeding Week 2013: Circles of Support

Each year in Canada, the first week of October marks World Breastfeeding Week. The Middlesex-London Health Unit, along with its partner agencies and community organizations, is involved in a variety of events between October 1st and 7th to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. This year’s theme, Breastfeeding: Circles of Support, highlights that women need support from family, friends and the community to not only start breastfeeding, but to continue as long as they can.

Health Unit Invites Families to Victoria Park for a Smoke-Free Movie Night

Looking for a fun and inexpensive way to spend time with your whole family? Then gather your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks and make your way to Victoria Park on Friday, September 27th for London’s second Smoke-Free Movie Night.

Londoners Challenged to Build Physical Activity into Each Day in October

Londoners are being called upon to make the Forest City “Canada’s Healthiest Community”. The in motion™ Physical Activity Community Challenge was launched this morning at the Covent Garden Market by London Mayor Joe Fontana and the Health Unit’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Christopher Mackie. The month-long event challenges local residents to add at least five minutes of physical activity to their daily routine each day in October. To assist participants, Middlesex-London in motion™ is also launching a mobile app to track progress and minutes of physical activity. The app can be downloaded at

Outdoor Smoke-Free Movie Night Event

On Friday, September 27, 2013, the Middlesex-London Health Unit is hosting a free outdoor movie night in Victoria Park, London, ON. The night will feature Disney’s “Wreck it Ralph”.

More West Nile Virus-Positive Mosquitoes Found in London

Although summer is waning, West Nile Virus activity continues to grow across London and Middlesex County. The latest evidence comes from another mosquito trap which turned up insects which have tested positive for the virus.

Upcoming Injury Prevention Conference: Destination Injury Free

Please join us in attending the annual Southwest Injury Prevention Conference that will provide you with both strategies and practices for preventing injuries through various modes of transportation.