Alert Issued After High Number Of Overdoses Reported 

Friday November 1st, 2019

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has issued an alert after an increase in opioid-related Emergency Department visits between October 30th and 31st were reported.

Officials say that of the 11 cases admitted into the area EDs for overdose/intoxication/substance (mis)use in the past two days, five were confirmed to be opioid-related.

In addition the Health Unit reports seven instances of Naloxone being administered by EMS in response to suspected opioid overdose in the past week.

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