Columbus Public Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Columbus Public Health says the Zika virus has been confirmed in a Columbus resident who recently returned from the Dominican Republic.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says 276 Americans died in drunken driving crashes on St. Patrick's Day from 2009 through 2013.

The Centers for Disease Control and the state say Ohio has six confirmed cases of the Zika Virus, all involving people who traveled outside of Ohio.

Columbus Public Health says test results are pending on seven people who have returned from countries hit hard by the Zika virus.


The Columbus City Schools and Columbus Public Health have launched a campaign to get students vaccinations.

Columbus Public Health officials are warning local doctors the Zika virus is spreading rapidly, with potentially fatal effects for infants.

Recent inspections by Columbus Public Health found no evidence of rat problems in Franklinton.

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.