Columbus Public Health

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6:33 am
Tue June 2, 2015

Mosquito Spraying Starts Tonight In Portions Of Franklin County

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. 

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7:00 am
Tue February 3, 2015

Cost Of Cleaning Saunders Park Rises

McDaniel's Construction will install the cap at Saunders Park

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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6:53 am
Fri January 16, 2015

City To Test People Near Saunders Park For Arsenic Poisoning

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

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11:43 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Local, State Flu Hospitalizations Continue To Rise

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

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6:35 am
Fri January 2, 2015

Local Flu Hospitalizations Hit Record

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.

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7:35 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Local Flu Hospitalizations Up Dramatically

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

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6:28 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

CPH Officials Say Mumps Outbreak Appears To End

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

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7:00 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Ohio Hospitals Say They Are Ready To Treat Ebola Cases

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.

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4:58 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Health Officials Confirm Respiratory Virus In Ohio

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.  

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8:16 am
Fri September 19, 2014

CPH: Contaminated Saunders Park Soil Caused No Health Problems

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.

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6:44 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Samples Test Negative For Enterovirus D68

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. 

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6:24 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Number Of Local Syphilis Cases Increase Significantly Over Last Year

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

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11:35 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Local Health Officials Hosting LGBT Forum Tonight

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

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6:29 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Number Of Local Mumps Cases Now Exceed 480

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

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2:30 am
Sat August 16, 2014

No New Measles Cases Since Mid July

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

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6:45 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Mumps Cases Exceed 450

Columbus Public Health officials say the number of confirmed cases of mumps is now 469.

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7:31 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Officials Release New Numbers In Measles, Mumps Outbreaks

Ohio's measles outbreak appears to be coming to an end. 

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11:53 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Columbus' First West Nile Discovery Of The Year

West Nile Virus
Credit American Medical Association

Columbus Public Health officials say two pools of mosquitoes on the South Side have tested positive for West Nile virus for the first time this season.

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8:15 am
Thu July 3, 2014

More Mosquito Traps In Columbus This Year

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Columbus Public Health officials are increasing the number of mosquito traps around the city this year, as part of an effort to prevent the spread of diseases like West Nile Virus.

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8:11 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Mumps Cases Now Over 450

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The growth of mumps cases in central Ohio appears to be slowing.

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