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Environmental health hazards

Environmental public health looks at how the natural and built environment affect human health.

Public health inspectors and nurses educate the public about environmental health risks in their community and how to protect against them. Public health inspectors also investigate environmental health risks to help keep their community safe.

West Nile Virus & Lyme Disease

Each year, Oxford County Public Health & Emergency Services is required to report to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care on community surveillance activities for Vectorborne diseases – West Nile Virus and Lyme disease, as well as steps taken to make the public aware of how to protect themselves.

Below is an infographic outlining the key information from Oxford County’s 2015 report: