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Hepatitis A Statewide Community Outbreak

By | December 27th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and affected local health departments are investigating an increased number of hepatitis A cases in Ohio.  ODH has declared a statewide community outbreak of hepatitis A after observing an increase in cases linked to certain risk factors since the beginning of 2018.  Outbreaks of [...]

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Medina County Weekly Flu Report

By | December 27th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Did you know we monitor influenza (flu) activity weekly during the flu season? Weekly reports are available here. Do you part to stop the spread of the flu. Get a flu shot! Not sure where to go? We can help. Call us at 330-723-9688, option 1 to schedule an appointment, [...]

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CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce

By | November 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we learn more about the outbreak. This investigation is ongoing and the advice will be updated as more information is available. The Medina County Health Department syncs with the [...]

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My Family Health Portrait

By | November 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

My Family Health Portrait ... a tool from the Surgeon General  Using My Family Health Portrait you can: Enter your family health history. Learn about your risk for conditions that can run in families. Print your family health history to share with family or your health care provider Save your [...]

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Healthcare Provider News

By | October 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Our Healthcare Provider News is now published! Click here for full details! Learn about: Influenza Hepatitis A Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) CME opportunities

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Medina County Medical Reserve Corps Training is scheduled for October 18th!

By | September 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Join us for a FREE introductory training to learn all about the Medina County Medical Reserve Corps program and how you can have a role in helping your community. This training is open to new and interested volunteers and to those who never completed the introductory class. The training is [...]

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Severe weather and flood safety September 8 – 9, 2018

By | September 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Severe Weather Outlook Saturday, September 8, 2018| Excessive Rainfall Outlook Sunday, September 9, 2018| Excessive Rainfall Outlook Forecast The National Weather Service forecasts thunderstorms and heavy rainfall on Saturday afternoon. Heavy rainfall will overspread the region Saturday night and continue into Sunday. Rainfall is anticipated to decrease in coverage [...]

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Summer Safety Resources

By | July 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Make Summer Safe for Kids: Water safety, sun safety, mosquitoes, and injury prevention tips Heat Stroke: Never leave a child in a hot car Car Seat Safety: Always buckle up Playground Safety: Keep kids safe while playing outside Heads Up: Concussion safety Summer Events: Food safety at fairs and other celebrations Animal Safety: Safety [...]

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Best Practices for HPV Cancer Prevention

By | July 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

You Are the Key: Best Practices for HPV Cancer Prevention Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:00:00 PM EDT – 3:00:00 PM EDT Low HPV vaccination rates are leaving boys and girls vulnerable to devastating HPV cancers. Have you been making an effective HPV vaccination recommendation for kids 11 and 12 years [...]

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Travelers Health

By | July 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Vaccines or prophylactic drugs are available to protect against some vectorborne diseases such as yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, and malaria; however, travel health practitioners should advise travelers to use repellents and other general protective measures against biting arthropods. The effectiveness of malaria prophylaxis is variable, depending on patterns of drug [...]

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We will provide tick ID for Medina County residents!

By | July 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

 The Medina County Health Department (MCHD) will provide tick identification for residents of Medina County for ticks that were found on or attached to humans only.  Once the tick species is identified, we can advise what diseases are associated with that particular tick. Testing of the ticks for the presence of [...]

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