Ohio Department Of Health

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6:44 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Ohio Senate Committee Holds Confirmation Hearing On ODH Director Nominee

Rick Hodges testifies before Ohio Senate committee
Credit Ohio Public Radio

An Ohio Senate Committee yesterday approved Governor John Kasich's nominee for state health director, paving the way for a floor-vote.

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10:52 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Fear Of Ebola Sends Ohioans To Hospitals; State Promotes Awareness

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. 

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12:05 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Response To Heroin Use Becomes Campaign Issue

David Pepper (L) and Mike DeWine

Heroin has become a campaign issue in Ohio this year as politicians disagree over who has done the most to tackle the epidemic of overdose deaths blamed on the narcotic.

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8:21 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Ohio Reports Record Low In Abortions Since 1976

The annual number of abortions reported in Ohio has dropped below 24,000, its lowest level since the state began tracking the data in 1976. 

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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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12:22 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

State Veterinarian: 4 Horses Die Of Virus In Ohio

The state veterinarian says four horses in northeast Ohio have died of eastern equine encephalitis, a mosquito-borne illness that also can affect humans. 

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11:36 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Measles Outbreak Over?

State health officials say the measles outbreak that helped push the number of cases to a two-decade high appears to have ended.

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6:32 am
Thu August 21, 2014

First Human West Nile Virus Cases Reported

Ohio health officials report two women have been hospitalized with encephalitis resulting from infection with West Nile virus.

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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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7:25 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Abortion Rights Activists Concerned That Incoming Health Department Head Isn’t A Doctor

Ohio Turnpike Commission

For the first time in 16 years, the director of the Ohio Department of Health won’t be a doctor.

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6:26 am
Thu July 31, 2014

ODH Chief Revokes Toledo Abortion Clinic License

Capital Care Network Clinic in Toledo
Credit Toledo Blade

The interim director of the Ohio Department of Health has signed an order to revoke the license of Toledo's last abortion clinic, effective August 12th.

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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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6:31 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Measles, Mumps Outbreaks Growing

The Mumps and measles outbreaks continue to expand through central Ohio.

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12:24 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

About 240 Cases Confirmed In Ohio Measles Outbreak

Geoff Caddick AFP/Getty Images

About 80 more measles cases have been confirmed over the past week, bringing the total for an Ohio outbreak to about 240 cases across six counties. 

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6:44 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Number Of Confirmed Measles Cases Doubles

Ohio Department of Health officials have confirmed 143 cases of measles in six counties, with the number of confirmed cases doubling in the past two weeks.

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6:46 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Confirmed Mumps Cases Exceed 300

Public health officials have confirmed 303 cases of mumps in an outbreak that started at Ohio State University earlier this year.

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6:38 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Nearly Two Dozen Measles Cases Confirmed In The Region

The Ohio Department of Health has now confirmed 21 cases of measles in an outbreak that began in Knox County among unvaccinated Amish who had traveled to the Philippines, which has a measles epidemic.

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7:18 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Fewer Teens Abusing Drugs, More Driving While Distracted

The Ohio Department of Health says fewer Ohio teens are abusing prescription painkillers and using heroin.

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8:21 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Bill Would Require Reporting Babies Born Addicted To Drugs

The Ohio House has approved a bill requiring hospital maternity units and newborn care nurseries and maternity homes to report the number of babies born addicted to drugs.

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8:03 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Ohio Flu Activity Widespread

The Ohio Department of Health says the state  is in the midst of a full-blown flu outbreak.

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