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Time For A Flu Shot; Available At Local Clinics This Month

15 Oct , 2019  

With the arrival of flu season, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is recommending that all Ohioans six months and older get a flu shot now. Flu activity usually begins to increase in October and can last as late as May, with cases typically peaking between December and February. Every season the flu sickens millions of Americans, hospitalizes hundreds of thousands, and kills tens of thousands, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). During last year’s flu season, Ohio reported 9,851 flu-associated hospitalizations and four flu-associated pediatric deaths. Read More

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First Ohio Measles Case Confirmed

13 Jul , 2019  

Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Director Amy Acton, MD, MPH has confirmed the state’s first measles case of 2019. The young adult from Stark County recently traveled to a state with confirmed measles cases. ODH is currently not disclosing additional information about the infected individual. Read More

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Statewide Hepatitis Outbreak Continues; Levels Off In Richland County

31 May , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Health declared a statewide community outbreak in June 2018 after observing an increase in hepatitis A cases. Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable liver disease that usually spreads when a person ingests fecal matter - even in microscopic amounts - from contact with objects, food or drinks contaminated by the stool of an infected person. Read More

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Flu Is On The Increase Across Ohio

27 Feb , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Health has shared the news that new flu-associated hospitalizations have increased in Ohio for three weeks in a row after declining for two weeks in January. New flu-associated hospitalizations also are trending above the five-year average for the first time during the 2018-2019 flu season which runs from October to May. Read More

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There’s Still Time To Get A Flu Shot

14 Jan , 2019  

Flu activity in Ohio is increasing and widespread throughout the state for the first time during this flu season. The number of flu-associated hospitalizations are also rising with 338 new hospitalizations during the first week of January compared to 166 during the last week of December. There have been 893 total flu- associated hospitalizations in Ohio so far this flu season, which runs from October 2018 to May 2019. The number of flu cases typically peak between December and February. Read More

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Ohio Department Of Health Warns Of Phone Scam

5 Sep , 2017  

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is warning of a phone scam where callers posing as health department staff are asking for personal information that the department would never seek over the phone. The callers use caller ID spoofing technology to make it appear that they are calling from a credible phone number, including from ODH and at least one Ohio local health department. Read More

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