High Rates of Drug-related ED Visits – May 26-28, 2019

Windsor-Essex County

Date/Time/ Approximate Location (where available)

May 29, 2019

Event description

(what is happening or who is affected)

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit’s surveillance system has identified 15 drug-related Emergency Department visits over the past few days (May 26 – 28). An alert is triggered when the rate of ED visits exceeds the running average by two standard deviations or more over a specified period.  Multiple substances have been detected, and no single substance can be identified as the cause of these overdose events.


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Acute Care Enhanced Surveillance Application (ACES)