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More than half of Ohio's Petland-related Camplyobacter infections are in Franklin County. 

More than half of female homicide victims were killed in connection to intimate partner violence — and in 10 percent of those cases, violence shortly before the killing might have provided an opportunity for intervention.

That is according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published Thursday, that takes a close look at the homicides of women.

The U.S. is in the midst of an opioid crisis. Millions of Americans are addicted to the powerful prescription painkillers, and tens of thousands are dying each year from overdoses.

A new report out Thursday offers a bit of hope: Doctors are prescribing opioids less often, and the average dose they're giving patients has dropped, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Changes in when public schools start their day are coming to one local district.

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Columbus City Council last night approved two tax breaks totaling for Columbus-based Huntington Bancshares to convert a vacant Cleveland Avenue grocery store into an office building with 14 hundred workers.

Ten years after Ohio voters approved a statewide indoor smoking ban, experts point to a host of resulting benefits

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Several events are being held around Columbus today to mark World AIDS Day, an annual observance to raise awareness, support people living with HIV-AIDS, remember those who have died, and encourage others to get tested.

The Kaiser Family Foundation says Ohio leads the nation in opioid overdose deaths.

The Centers for Disease Control says suicide was the 10th leading cause of death for children ages 5 to 11 in 2014.

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State officials say two children became ill with a new version of the swine flu virus after being in contact with infected pigs at the Clark County Fair in late July.

Ohio will receive nearly 1 million dollars in federal funds to help protect residents from the mosquito-borne Zika virus.  

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pointing to a problem with murky waters in the North Carolina water rapids course where an Ohio teen is believed to have been exposed to a brain-attacking amoeba. 

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The Centers for Disease Control says chlorination and filtration systems at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in North Carolina, where a Westerville teen was infected by a fatal amoeba, were inadequate to properly clean the facility's waters.

Federal and state health experts are pushing swimming pool cleanliness and safety this summer, noting that many accidental deaths of American children are caused by drowning.

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State officials will launch a campaign on Monday to educate the public about fentanyl and heroin overdose deaths. 

The Centers for Disease Control says teen birth rates have fallen in Ohio and across the country.

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The Centers for Disease Control says more than a dozen people have become sickened by a listeria outbreak connected to the Dole processing plant in Springfield.

2016 marks the 35th anniversary of the start of the nation's H-I-V/AIDS epidemic.

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The state's health department has been answering questions from the public about a virus that poses potential danger to pregnant women. 

Several events are being held around the state today in observance of World AIDS Day. 

The Centers for Disease Control says more Ohio kids are getting the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine on time.

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Improperly canned food is suspected of causing the Lancaster botulism outbreak. 

Ohio is tied with Colorado and West Virginia for the lowest measles vaccination rate in the country. 

Cuyahoga County health officials say eight people died from the flu in one week.

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The Centers for Disease Control has designated Cuyahoga County's MetroHealth Hospital as an Ebola treatment center. 

The Centers for Disease Control says over one thousand Americans were diagnosed with mumps this year. 

As the Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa and reports  a second health care worker in Dallas has tested positive for the disease have emerged-- fear among Ohioans seems to be mounting. 

Health Officials Confirm Respiratory Virus In Ohio

Sep 24, 2014

Health officials say two hospitals in Ohio have confirmed cases of an uncommon virus causing severe respiratory illness for children in about two dozen states.  

Columbus Public Health officials say samples taken from young children and sent to the Centers for Disease Control have so far tested negative for Enterovirus D68. 

Central Ohio doctors are waiting on test results from the Centers for Disease Control to find out if a respiratory virus is in the community.

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