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.
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.
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.