Ohio Department of Health

Ebola
11:30 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Protecting yourself and others from Ebola

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The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) issued, new stronger quarantine protocols Thursday in an effort to help local health departments responding to suspected or confirmed Ebola cases in Ohio.

Currently there are no reported cases of Ebola in Ohio.

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Ebola
12:54 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Ebola infected Texas health care worker visited Akron

Ebola virus

Health Officials say the second Texas health care worker with Ebola visited family in Akron last week.

In a conference call with reporters, the Ohio Health Department's Dr. Mary DiOrio  said the department is working to identify whom she may have come in contact with between October 8 and October 13 and whether those people need to be quarantined.

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Measles outbreak
5:51 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Ohio is the focal point for largest measles outbreak in 20 years

Local health departments are keeping an eye out in case the measles spreads into the Cincinnati area.  So far, the closest case is Highland County involving an infant whose family traveled to north-central Ohio, where several counties are experiencing an outbreak of the virus.  

The Hamilton County Health Department's Director of Nursing and Disease Prevention, Pat Allingham, says the Centers For Disease Control website is tracking cases across the nation:

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Health
1:21 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Health officials being extra cautious as they monitor meningitis outbreak

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Health officials continue to keep a close watch on the meningitis outbreak linked to recalled steroid injections. 

The Ohio Department of Health recently published a Food and Drug Administration list of 64 facilities in the state that received products of any kind from the New England Compounding Center.  But ODH spokeswoman Tessie Pollock says this is a precaution since, so far, only 3 lots of one particular steroid from NECC have been linked to the fungal meningitis.

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West Nile Virus
5:09 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

First in Ohio to die in 2012 of WNV is Hamilton Co man

The Ohio Department of Health reports a Hamilton County man has died from West Nile Virus.

The 76 year old man had been hospitalized with encephalitis and is the first person in Ohio to die from West Nile Virus this year. It's unclear if he was one of two cases Hamilton County Public Health reported last week from the western side of town.

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