Ohio Department Of Health

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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

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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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6:28 am
Fri October 25, 2013

State Employee Accused Of Internet Piracy

Ohio Inspector General Randall Meyer says an Ohio Department of Health employee circumvented computer security measures and improperly downloaded thousands of copyrighted movies, TV shows and comic books.

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12:00 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Clark County Trying To Address High Teen Pregnancy Rate

Clark County health officials are trying to combat a rising number of teen pregnancies.

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6:47 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Opponents Of Breathalzyer Machine Hail Court Ruling

Opponents of a portable breathalyzer machine used on suspected drunken drivers are celebrating the ruling by a judge who says the devices are not scientifically reliable and may not be used as evidence in a case in Marietta.

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10:33 am
Thu August 22, 2013

First West Nile Virus Case Reported

State Health officials say a Cleveland area woman has been hospitalized with Ohio's first case of the West Nile virus this year.

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9:59 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Roundtable To Discuss Improving Ohio's Infant Mortality Rate

Members of the Ohio Senate Committee on Medicaid, Health, and Human Services and other health professionals from around the state will be in Cincinnati Thursday to discuss how to improve Ohio’s infant mortality rate.

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12:24 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Cyclospora Outbreak Hits Ohio

A 63-year-old Lucas County woman is among at least 285 people sickened in an outbreak of Cyclospora in Ohio, Georgia and nine other states.

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7:18 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Bill Could Counteract Growing Number of Drug Overdoses

Ohio has an opium problem.

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7:16 am
Fri June 7, 2013

State Trying To Close Nursing Home

The Ohio Attorney General's office is working to close a Zanesville nursing home after an investigation found evidence of patient neglect.

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6:46 am
Tue April 30, 2013

ODH Ending Testing For West Nile

The Ohio Department of Health is dropping its program that tests mosquitoes for West Nile Virus, due to budget cuts.

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7:18 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Columbus Boy Sickened By Eyeliner

Columbus and state health officials are urging parents to throw out cosmetics found to contain high levels of lead.

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12:31 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Hospitals Questions Local Firm's Sexual Assault Kits

The Ohio Department of Health is asking hospitals to stop using sexual assault evidence kits from a longtime provider because they could become contaminated with DNA from someone involved in assembling them.

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