Columbus Public Health

The Ohio Department of Health says it has received accreditation through a national program that includes a rigorous peer-reviewed assessment process. 

So many people in Columbus are keeping chickens and other domestic farm animals on their property that the city is proposing new rules governing how they are kept.

Columbus city officials have launched an awareness campaign about a syphilis outbreak.

Environmental groups continue their push for stronger green energy policies.

Columbus Public Health says two Franklin County residents have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

Franklin County and Columbus health officials are launching mosquito spraying this week after mosquitos caught in a trap in Grandview Heights tested positive for the West Nile virus. 

Columbus City Council last night approved a new contract that requires more money be spent to clean up Saunders Park on the Near East Side.

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Columbus Public Health officials are asking people living near Saunders Park be tested for arsenic poisoning. 

The Ohio Department of Health says four people have died from the flu this season as hospitalizations continue to rise.

Columbus Public Health officials say 101 people were hospitalized for the flu from December 20 through December 27, the largest weekly number since the agency started keeping records in 2009.

Columbus Public Health officials say flu cases are on the rise and they do not expect the situation to change anytime soon.

Health officials say the central Ohio mumps outbreak that resulted in nearly 500 cases of the contagious viral illness has ended.

The Cleveland Clinic and other Ohio hospitals are advising residents to tell their doctors if they've traveled to West Africa, where the Ebola virus is believed to have killed thousands of people.

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 a survey of area residents shows there were no adverse human health effects from arsenic and lead found in the soil at Saunders Park.

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. 

Columbus Public Health officials are closely watching an apparent syphilis outbreak. 

The City of Cincinnati is now offering health insurance to municipal employees and their spouses that will cover transgender surgeries.

Columbus Public Health officials say the mumps outbreak is slowing down, but is not yet over. 

No New Measles Cases Since Mid July

Aug 16, 2014

Local and state health officials say no measles cases have been reported since mid-July, while mumps cases continue to be tallied.