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Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

Columbus Public Health

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. 

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